# what is the formula name of Sn(NO2)4?

• tin(iv) nitrite

• Sn No2 4

• Ok, it's time for a lesson in chemical nomenclature.

Since there are more than two elements, this is a tertiarry compound. You must first find the polyatomic ion in this compound, which is

NO2-1, or nitrite. Since tin forms positive ions and nitrite is a negative ion, this is a tertiarry salt. The format of the name is element one + polyatomic ion. However, we aren't sure of one thing: the charge of the tin. Tin is called a multi-valenced atom because it is a transition metal. You can figure out it has a charge of 4+ because the total charge of the compound must be 0. Therefore, it is tin (IV) nitrite.

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what is the formula name of Sn(NO2)4?