Problem: Ammonium carbonate has the formula shown belowa. NH4CO3b. (NH4)CO3c. (NH4)2(CO3)2d. (NH4)2CO3e. NH4(CO3)2

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We’re being asked to give the chemical formula of ammonium carbonate.


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 their charge.


2. Name the polyatomic ion as you would normally.


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Ammonium carbonate has the formula shown below

a. NH4CO3

b. (NH4)CO3

c. (NH4)2(CO3)2

d. (NH4)2CO3

e. NH4(CO3)2

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