Problem: Name the hydrate MgSO4 • 7H2O.

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The rules for naming polyatomic ionic compounds are as follows:

1. The metal keeps its name and is named and written first.

– For transition metals, we use Roman numerals to denote its charge.

2. Name the polyatomic ion as you would normally.

The rules for naming the water part:

1. H2O shall bear the name hydrate

2. The coefficient shall be named according to the prefixes: 


1 - mono

2 - di

3- tri

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Name the hydrate MgSO4 • 7H2O.

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