What is the formula for copper ii carbonate?

Dec 12, 2016

${\text{CuCO}}_{3}$

Explanation:

The formula of the carbonate anion: ${\text{CO}}_{3}^{2 -}$

The charge of the carbonate anion: $2 -$

The charge of copper(II): $2 +$

This means that the copper $2 +$ ion and the carbonate ion can balance out as a compound.

Therefore, the balanced formula is

["Cu"^(2+)] ["CO"_3^(2-)] = "CuCO"_3