Chemistry: Principles and Practice (3rd Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 0534420125
ISBN 13: 978-0-53442-012-3

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Questions and Exercises - Exercises - Page 88: 2.121


magnesium hydroxide

Work Step by Step

To name this compound, we take the cation (Mg), which is magnesium, according to the periodic table, and place it first in the name. For the anion, hydroxide (OH$^-$), we keep the name as-is. The name of this compound is magnesium hydroxide.
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