# What is the name of SnO_2?

Apr 17, 2016

Tin (IV) oxide.

#### Explanation:

IV, the Roman numeral for 4, refers to the oxidation state of the tin. Each oxygen atom in the oxide has its normal oxidation state of -2, you need the one Sn atom to be +4 to balance that.

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