Name the following ionic compounds:
Ca(C2 H3 O2 )2
We’re being asked to give the name of the ionic compound, Ca(C2H3O2)2.
The rules for naming polyatomic 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. Name the polyatomic ion as you would normally.
Naming Ionic Compounds