We are asked to determine the chemical formula of an ionic compound with polyatomics, calcium sulfite.
Polyatomic ionic compounds have the following features:
Rules for Naming:
1. The metal is named and written first.
If the metal is a transition metal, we must use a Roman Numeral to describe its positive charge.
2. The negative polyatomic species retains its name.
What is the chemical formula for sodium sulfite?
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