# Homework Help: Compound Formulas

1. Nov 28, 2006

### GLprincess02

One of my homework questions asks to give the formula for the compound mercuric carbide. I'm pretty sure that the symbol for mercuric is $$Hg^2$$ and the symbol for carbide is $$C_{2}$$, so does this make the formula $$Hg^2C_{2}$$?? Or is it more complicated than that?

2. Nov 29, 2006

### chemisttree

sounds good to me but lose the superscript '2'.

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