Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321809246
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Chapter 3 - Sections 3.1-3.12 - Exercises - Problems by Topic - Page 131: 38e


The full name is mercury(II) bromide.

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The charge on Hg must be 2+ for the compound to be charge-neutral with two Br- anions. The name for $HgBr_{2}$ is the name of the cation, mercury, followed by the charge of the cation in parentheses (II) and the base name of the anion, brom, with the ending - ide. The full name is mercury(II) bromide.
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