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What is usually indicated by an -ite or -ate ending in a chemical formula?
A. The compound carries a net ionic charge of zero.
B. The compound contains a polyatomic ion.
C. The compound is an acid.
D. The compound is molecular.

I think A

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    Nope. Think of some names of compounds with ate or ite endings.
    sodium chlorate = NaClO3
    sodium chlorite = NaClO2
    sodium nitrate = NaNO3
    sodium nitrite = NaNO2
    sodium sulfate = Na2SO4
    sodium sulfite = Na2SO3

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