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Write the chemical formula for mercury(II) bromide.
We’re being asked to give the chemical formula of mercury(II) bromide.
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.
Naming Ionic Compounds