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: 47e


Iron (III) Sulfate

Work Step by Step

There are three Sulfate ions present in the compound. Since each sulfate ion has a charge of 2-, they contribute a total charge of 6-. Since there are two irons, we know that they must have a charge of 3+. We use roman numerals to clarify the charge of most transition metals, so we have: Iron (III) Sulfate
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