Chemistry Naming Ionic Compounds Solution: Write the chemical formula for mercury(II) bromide...

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Solution: Write the chemical formula for mercury(II) bromide.

Problem

Write the chemical formula for mercury(II) bromide.

Solution

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.


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