Tammy is incorrect with that answer. The correct answer is that the Roman numeral is the oxidation state of the cation. For example, in CuSO4 it is copper(II) sulfate. The old name was cupric sulfate.
Another example. Cu2O is copper(I) oxide. CuO is copper(II) oxide.
FeSO4 is iron(II) sulfate.
Fe2(SO4)3 is iron(III) sulfate.
DrBob222, thank you for answering my question(s). Sorry for asking repeatedly, I am new to this "posting" stuff. I thought I was asking different persons. Let me rephrase my question. How do I determine which roman numeral to
naming chemical compounds. I don't really get how you get the symbol from the word or the other way around for polyotomic ions so.. here are some examples that a website gave me: this is wut the site said to do:(Its confusing to
Consider the ionization constants hypochlorous acid (HOCl) : Ka = 3.5 × 10−8; ammonia (NH3) : Kb = 1.8×10−5. A solution of ammonium hypochlorite (NH4OCl) is 1. acidic, because the cation hydrolyzes to a greater extent than
Consider the ionization constants cyanic acid (HOCN) : Ka= 3.5×10−4; ammonia (NH3): Kb= 1.8×10−5. A solution of ammonium cyanate (NH4OCN) is 1. acidic, because the cation and the anion hydrolyze to the same extent. 2.
I need help with getting started: 1.The crystal structure of an ionic compound consists of alternating cations and anions lying next to each other in three dimensions. If the cation radius is 55.1% of the anion radius and the
I have to fill in the missing values in this invisible chart The cation is Sn+2, the Anion is SiO3^-2. I think the compound is SnSiO3, and the name is silicite. Is this right? The cation is Al3+, the anion is S^-2. I guessed the