Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises - Page 77: 2.70e


Lead (II) cation has a +2 charge. Carbonate anion has a -2 charge

Work Step by Step

There is no overall charge on the compound, thus the charges are balanced. Carbonate anion has a -2 charge. In order to balance charges, Lead should have a +2 charge on this, making it a Lead (II) cation.
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