What Is the Formula for Manganese(II) Chlorate?

What Is the Formula for Manganese(II) Chlorate?

The chemical formula for manganese(II) chlorate is Mn(ClO3)2. Mn is the chemical symbol for magnesium, Cl is the chemical symbol for chlorine and O is the chemical symbol for oxygen. The chemical formula for chlorate is ClO3.

The Roman numeral II after manganese refers to the +2 charge of the manganese ion. The chlorate ion has a charge of -1, so the formula requires two ions of chlorate to balance out the +2 charge of the manganese and create a molecule with a neutral charge. The 2 after the parenthesis indicates two atoms of chlorine and six atoms of oxygen.