Problem: Which of the following ionic compounds is incorrectly named?(a) Zn(NO3)2, zinc nitrate (b) TeCl4, tellurium(IV) chloride (c) Fe2O3, diiron oxide (d) BaO, barium oxide(e) Mn3(PO4)2, manganese(II) phosphate

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(a) Zn(NO3)2, zinc nitrate 

metal + nonmetal → ionic compounds

zinc nitrate


(b) TeCl4, tellurium(IV) chloride 

metal + nonmetal → ionic compounds

tellurium(IV) chloride


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Which of the following ionic compounds is incorrectly named?

(a) Zn(NO3)2, zinc nitrate 

(b) TeCl4, tellurium(IV) chloride 

(c) Fe2O3, diiron oxide 

(d) BaO, barium oxide

(e) Mn3(PO4)2, manganese(II) phosphate

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