Chemistry Naming Ionic Compounds Solution: What are the IUPAC names of the following compound...

Solution: What are the IUPAC names of the following compounds?(b) mercurous chloride (Hg2Cl2)

Problem

What are the IUPAC names of the following compounds?

(b) mercurous chloride (Hg2Cl2)

Solution

Mercurous chloride also known as calomel is a binary ionic compound composed of mercury (Hg) and chlorine (Cl).


Transition metals like mercury have different oxidation states and charges. For mercury, most common are (+1) and (+2).


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