Problem: Name each ionic compound containing a polyatomic ion.CuNO2

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We’re being asked to name CuNO4

Recall that ionic compounds with polyatomics feature a cation that can be a positive metal or polyatomic ion and an anion that can be a negative nonmetal or polyatomic ion.

Rules for naming ionic compounds with polyatomics:

1) The metal keeps its name and is named and written first. If the metal is a transition metal we must use a Roman Numeral to describe its positive charge

2) Name the polyatomic as you would normally

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Name each ionic compound containing a polyatomic ion.


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