Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 2 - Chemical Compounds - Problem Solving Practice 2.9 - Page 63: c


The name of $Mn(OH)_2$ is: "Manganese (II) hydroxide".

Work Step by Step

1. Identify the positive ion, and name it. $Mn^{2+}$ is the positive ion. So, the first name of the compound will be: "Manganese (II)"; ** Most of the transition metals have more than 1 ion, so we must put a number to indicate the charge. 2. Identify the negative ion, and name it. $OH^-$ is the negative ion. As we can see in Table 2.2 (Page 58), this ion is called "hydroxide". 3. Putting those two names together: Manganese (II) hydroxide.
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