Problem: Name the following ionic compounds:Cr2 (CO3 )3

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We’re being asked to name Cr2(CO3)3 . Recall that the cation is the positively charged ion in an ionic compound while the anion is the negatively charged ion.


The cation in our formula is Cr which corresponds to chromium. Since chromium is a transition metal, its charge varies.


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Name the following ionic compounds:

Cr2 (CO3 )3

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