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Naming and writing formulas of compounds

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Name the following :ZnI2, BrF, FeSO3, CaH2, BaHPO3,CuNO3, AgIO, SO2

write the correct formula of these: zinc sulphate, barium nitrate, gold(III)nitrate, barium chloride, mercurous nitrate, antimony(V)cloride, ferrous bromide, calcium carbonate and hydrobromic acid.


i have attempted them as aswell....
ok...so i got these...
ZnI2 - Zinc Iodide
BrF-Barium Floride
FeSO3- Iron sulphite
CaH2- Calcium hyroxide
BaHPO3-Barium hypophosphate
CuNO3- Copper Nitrate
AgIO2- Gold(II)Idoxide
SO2- Sulphide

For the formulas i got...
zinc sulphate- ZnSO3
barium nitrate-BaNO3
gold(III)sulpahte- AgSO3
barium chloride- BaCl
mercurous nitrate- i don't get this one!
antimony (V) cloride- AtCl5
ferrous bromide- FeBr
calcium carbonate- CaCO3
hydrobromic acid- HBO3
 
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here u go....:)
 
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Name the following :ZnI2, BrF, FeSO3, CaH2, BaHPO3,CuNO3, AgIO, SO2

write the correct formula of these: zinc sulphate, barium nitrate, gold(III)nitrate, barium chloride, mercurous nitrate, antimony(V)cloride, ferrous bromide, calcium carbonate and hydrobromic acid.


i have attempted them as aswell....
ok...so i got these...
ZnI2 - Zinc Iodide
BrF-Barium Floride
What is Br the symbol for? (It's not barium)
FeSO3- Iron sulphite
CaH2- Calcium hyroxide
No, calcium hydroxide is Ca(OH)2. The formula you are trying to name does not have the oxygen in, and so is calcium hydride.
BaHPO3-Barium hypophosphate
I'm not sure about this one.
CuNO3- Copper Nitrate
correct
AgIO2- Gold(II)Idoxide
Well, Ag is silver. To be honest, I don't know this one either!
SO2- Sulphide
That's not correct. What is CO2? Can you tell from this what SO2 is?

For the formulas i got...
zinc sulphate- ZnSO3
No. You seen to be getting confused with the oxyanions. Compounds ending in SO4 are sulphates; compounds ending in SO3 are sulphites.
barium nitrate-BaNO3
correct
gold(III)sulpahte- AgSO3
The chemical symbol for Gold is Au. Also, I'm sure the question says gold(III) nitrate. What does the III in brackets mean?
barium chloride- BaCl
No, your charges on this compound don't balance. Look at which groups each element is in in the periodic table.
mercurous nitrate- i don't get this one!
I think mercurous means the 1+ ion of mercury.
antimony (V) cloride- AtCl5
At is astatine-- check your periodic table!
ferrous bromide- FeBr
Ferrous means iron(II) ions
calcium carbonate- CaCO3
correct
hydrobromic acid- HBO3
B is no the symbol for bromine. Do you know the formula for hydrochloric acid? If so, can you get from this the formula for hydrobromic acid?


[And, for the record, I'm not a chemist, and haven't taken chemistry for quite a while-- that's why I don't know the answres to some of the questions! Someone who does know them will be along soon, I'm sure!]
 
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Barium nitrate is not BaNO3.

Chemzz, it looks like you're guessing many of these. There's a systematic way to do these that you need to learn first.

See the link in the above post, as well as http://www.ausetute.com.au/wriiform.html
 
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Br stands for bromine and B stands for boron
 
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Barium biphosphite
 
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hi. I'm a student that doesn't understand how to write the formulas to compounds. if you could help me, please do. thanks.
 

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