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: 2.72e


Iron (III) carbonate.

Work Step by Step

Carbonate ( $CO_{3}^{-2}$) has a -2 charge and the charge on Iron ion is +3. In order to balance these charges, 2 atoms of $Fe^{3+}$ should be present and 3 atoms of $CO_{3}^{-2}$ should be present. Thus, the chemical formula would be $Fe_{2} (CO_{3}) _{3}$. Therefore the name of this compound is Iron (III) carbonate.
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