Rules for Naming:
a. The metal cation is written before the nonmetal anion.
• If the metal is a transition metal we must use a Roman Numeral to describe its positive charge.
• The only space in the name should appear between the cation and the anion.
b. For the complex ion portion, neutral ligands are written before anionic ligands, and the formula for the whole ion is placed inside of brackets.
• Within the complex ion, the ligands are named in alphabetical order before the metal ion.
• Anionic ligands drop the – ide and add – o after the root name.
Name the following compounds:
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