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I need help with nomenclature in my chemistry class. can you help? I dont understand why some ionic compounds include an oxygen atom when they arent even in the formula. such as sodium nitrate?

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I need help with nomenclature in my chemistry class. can you help? I dont understand why some ionic compounds include an oxygen atom when they arent even in the formula. such as sodium nitrate?

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A few example of naming of ionic compounds will clarify your doubts which are given below as,

Type I compounds:

  • Sodium chloride contains sodium atom and chlorine atom. Thus, the chemical formula is NaCl.
  • Magnesi...

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