Naming Ionic Compounds Video Lessons

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Problem: What is the name of the base that has the formula Sr(OH)2?Spell out the full name of the compound.Many substances with common names are bases (e.g., the strong base sodium hydroxide is commonly known as lye). However, using the systematic names usually make it straightforward to identify the chemical formula of the base in question. Although there are other definitions of bases, bases can often be identified by the presence of the hydroxide ion, OH− .

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What is the name of the base that has the formula Sr(OH)2?

Spell out the full name of the compound.

Many substances with common names are bases (e.g., the strong base sodium hydroxide is commonly known as lye). However, using the systematic names usually make it straightforward to identify the chemical formula of the base in question. Although there are other definitions of bases, bases can often be identified by the presence of the hydroxide ion, OH .