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Solution: Calcium chloride contains only calcium and chloride. What is the formula for this compound?

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Calcium chloride contains only calcium and chloride. What is the formula for this compound?

Solution

We’re being asked to give the chemical formula of calcium chloride.


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 changed to –ide.


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