Chemistry 10th Edition

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1133610668
ISBN 13: 978-1-13361-066-3

Chapter 2 - Chemical Formulas and Composition Stoichiometrhy - Exercises - Names and Formulas: 19

Answer

(a) This formula is not correct because a potassium ion is K+, not P+. The correct formula for potassium iodide is KI. (b)This formula is correct. (c)The chemical formula is incorrect. The symbol for a silver ion is Ag+. The correct formula for the carbonate ion is $CO_{3} ^{2-}.$ Thus, the correct way to write silver carbonate is $Ag_{2}CO_{3}$

Work Step by Step

(a) This formula is not correct because a potassium ion is K+, not P+. The correct formula for potassium iodide is KI. (b)This formula is correct. (c)The chemical formula is incorrect. The symbol for a silver ion is Ag+. The correct formula for the carbonate ion is $CO_{3} ^{2-}.$ Thus, the correct way to write silver carbonate is $Ag_{2}CO_{3}$
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