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How to Write the Formula for Lead (II) bromide

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For Lead (II) bromide use the hints and resources below to help write the formula.

Hint for Writing the Formula for Lead (II) bromide

Lead is a transition metal and Bromine is a non-metal. This is an ionic compound.
  • Write the element symbols for Lead and Bromine.
  • The (II) tells us that Lead has a +2 charge.
  • Use the Periodic Table to find the charge for Bromine.
  • Balance the charges on Pb and Br by modifying the subscripts.

Lead isn't a transition metal but it can have different ionic charges. So we'll treat it like a transition metal here.
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