Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

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

Chapter 2 - Chemical Compounds - Questions for Review and Thought - Topical Questions - Page 90b: 47b


Copper (II) Sulfate

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Since $SO_4$ has a charge of 2-, the one copper atom has a charge of 2+. Copper can have multiple different charges, so we indicate its charge in the name for clarification purposes. Copper (II) Sulfate Note, roman numerals are used for elements that have numerous different possible charges on their ion.
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