Problem: What is the name is the ionic compound CaO1. calcium oxygen2. calcium oxide3. calcium (I) oxide

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We’re being asked to name CaOThe 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.

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What is the name is the ionic compound CaO

1. calcium oxygen

2. calcium oxide

3. calcium (I) oxide

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