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Chapter 4, Problem 4.2YT
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Naming Ionic Compounds

Give the name for the compound KBr .

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

For the given ionic compound, the name is to be written.

Concept Introduction:

The names of the binary ionic compounds, having two elements, consist of the name of the cation (metal) first, followed by the name of the anion (non-metal) and then, the suffix “ide” added to it.

Positively charged ions are called cations and negatively charged ions are called anions.

Metals are cations whereas non metals are anions.

Explanation of Solution

The cation is an ion bearing positive charge on it. The anion is an ion bearing negative charge on it. The ionic compounds contain a metal, which is a cation, and a non-metal, which is an anion. The naming of an ionic compound is done by naming the cation(metal) first followed by naming the anion (non-metal) with a suffix “ide” added to it...

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