Problem: Give the charges of the anion in each of the following compounds: CuS, Ag2SO4, Al(ClO3)3, Co(OH)2, PbCO3.

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CuS

Cu → transition metal → +2 charge

S → group 6A → -2 charge


Ag2SO4

Ag → transition metal → +1 charge

SO42- → polyatomic ion → -2 charge


Al(ClO3)3

Al → group 3A → +3 charge

ClO3- → polyatomic ion → -1 charge


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Give the charges of the anion in each of the following compounds: CuS, Ag2SO4, Al(ClO3)3, Co(OH)2, PbCO3.

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