Problem: Why is Zn(IO3)2 zinc iodate and not zinc (II)iodate? 

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We are being asked why is Zn(IO3)zinc iodate and not zinc (II)iodate.

The problem lies in the fact that Zn is a transition metal and transition metals usually have the roman numerals in the name to indicate the charge. 

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Why is Zn(IO3)2 zinc iodate and not zinc (II)iodate? 

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