Chemistry Naming Ionic Compounds Solution: Name the following ionic compounds:Ca(C2 H3 O2 )2

Solution: Name the following ionic compounds:Ca(C2 H3 O2 )2

Problem

Name the following ionic compounds:

Ca(C2 H3 O2 )2

Solution

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.


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