Problem: What is the correct formula for lead (II) acetate trihydrate?a. Pb(CH3COO)2•3H2Ob. Pb3CH3COO•H2Oc. Pb(CH3COO•3H2O)3d. Pb(CH3COO)2•H2O

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We are asked to choose the correct formula for lead (II) acetate trihydrate. 

From the given name of the compound, it is an ionic hydrate. 

Recall that an ionic hydrate is an ionic compound surrounded by one or more molecules of water, H2O.

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What is the correct formula for lead (II) acetate trihydrate?

a. Pb(CH3COO)2•3H2O

b. Pb3CH3COO•H2O

c. Pb(CH3COO•3H2O)3

d. Pb(CH3COO)2•H2O

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