   Chapter 2, Problem 48PS

Chapter
Section
Textbook Problem

Which of the following are correct formulas for ionic compounds? For those that are not, give the correct formula.(a) Ca2O(b) SrBr2(c) Fe2O5(d) Li2O

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

For the given ionic compounds, whether the formula is correct or not is to be checked and the incorrect formula is to be corrected.

Concept introduction:

Ionic compounds are formed by electrostatic attraction between ions such as monoatomic ions and polyatomic ions; in which positively charged ions is known as cations and negatively charged ions are known as anions.

The sum of charges of ions present in an ionic compound is equals to net charge of the compound.

Explanation

In the given ionic compound Ca2O, there are Ca ion O ion present. Since the charge of Ca is 2+(alkaline earth metal charge) and the charge of oxide (O) ion is 2-, so the one Ca2+

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

For the given ionic compounds, whether the formula is correct or not is to be checked and the incorrect formula is to be corrected.

Concept introduction:

Ionic compounds are formed by electrostatic attraction between ions such as monoatomic ions and polyatomic ions; in which positively charged ions is known as cations and negatively charged ions are known as anions.

The sum of charges of ions present in an ionic compound is equals to net charge of the compound.

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

For the given ionic compounds, whether the formula is correct or not is to be checked and the incorrect formula is to be corrected.

Concept introduction:

Ionic compounds are formed by electrostatic attraction between ions such as monoatomic ions and polyatomic ions; in which positively charged ions is known as cations and negatively charged ions are known as anions.

The sum of charges of ions present in an ionic compound is equals to net charge of the compound.

(d)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

For the given ionic compounds, whether the formula is correct or not is to be checked and the incorrect formula is to be corrected.

Concept introduction:

Ionic compounds are formed by electrostatic attraction between ions such as monoatomic ions and polyatomic ions; in which positively charged ions is known as cations and negatively charged ions are known as anions.

The sum of charges of ions present in an ionic compound is equals to net charge of the compound.

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