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Homework Help: Compound Formulas

  1. Nov 28, 2006 #1
    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 [tex]Hg^2[/tex] and the symbol for carbide is [tex]C_{2}[/tex], so does this make the formula [tex]Hg^2C_{2}[/tex]?? Or is it more complicated than that?
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  3. Nov 29, 2006 #2


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