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Problem: What do the Roman numerals in a cation's name indicate?A. how many valence electrons in the atomB. the cation's ability to become an anionC. the positive charge on the cationD. how many compounds the cation can form

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Recall that 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.

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What do the Roman numerals in a cation's name indicate?

A. how many valence electrons in the atom

B. the cation's ability to become an anion

C. the positive charge on the cation

D. how many compounds the cation can form

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