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anonymous

  • one year ago

Why do we call Ba(NO3)2 barium nitrate, but we call Fe(NO3)2 iron(II) nitrate?

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  1. JoannaBlackwelder
    • one year ago
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    Because iron is a transition metal and could have more than one possible ion charge. The (II) tells us that the charge of iron is +2.

  2. Rushwr
    • one year ago
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    I agree. Barium is not a transitional element hence it can have only one charge ! unlike iron

  3. Photon336
    • one year ago
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    +2 tells you what the charge of the iron is. Metals like losing electrons

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