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I'm struggling with formulas for compounds.  I'm looking for the formula for cobalt (II) and bromate.  I'm sure cobalt (II) would be Co2 and bromate comes from bromine (Br).  But I'm stuck on where to go after that.

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I'm struggling with formulas for compounds.  I'm looking for the formula for cobalt (II) and bromate.  I'm sure cobalt (II) would be Coand bromate comes from bromine (Br).  But I'm stuck on where to go after that.

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Step 1

The term chemical formula of a given chemical compound is used to depict the number of atoms of each of the elements that are present in the compound. It consists of the symbols of the elements which are present in the compound as well as how many of each of the given elements are present in it.

Step 2

For writing the chemical formula of Cobalt (II), one should first know the atomic symbol of this element. The atomic symbol of cobalt element is ‘Co’. The roman numerals in the brackets is used to represent the oxidation state of the element which depicts the degree of oxidation of a given atom present in the given chemical compound.

Step 3

Therefore, the chemical formula of cobalt (I...

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