The rules for naming binary 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. The nonmetal keeps its base name but has its ending change to –ide.
The compound FeCl3 is made of
a. three molecules of iron chloride.
b. one atom of iron and three atoms of carbon.
c. one atom of iron and three atoms of chlorine
d. two atoms of iodine, one atom of iron, and one atom of carbon.
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