Problem: The name of the cation in Fe3(PO4)2 is ?

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We’re being asked to name the cation in Fe3(PO4)2. Recall that the cation is the positively charged ion in an ionic compound while the anion is the negatively charged ion.


The cation in our formula is Fe which corresponds to iron. Since iron is a transition metal, its charge varies.


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The name of the cation in Fe3(PO4)2 is ?

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