Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises - Page 77: 2.66g


$CoCO_3$ is an ionic compound

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Since Cobalt (Co) is a metal, and the carbonate ion $(C{O_3}^{2-})$ is made of nonmetal elements, $CoCO_3$ is an ionic compound. It is formed by the combination of a $Co^{2+}$ and a $CO{_3}^{2-}$ ion.
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