Problem: Which of the following describes the compound  Zn(CH3COO)2? Choose all answers that apply.a. The compound is ionic.b. If the compound dissolved in water it would be a strong electrolyte.c. The compound is molecular.d. If the compound dissolved in water it would be a non-electrolyte.e. The compound would be expected to be a solid at room temperature and pressure.

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We have a compound Zn(CH3COO)2 and we have to determine if this is an ionic compound and whether it is soluble in water or not.


We have to look at what ions this compound is made up of and we will go through each statement one by one.


  • CH3COO- is the acetate ion. It is a polyatomic ion with a charge of -1.
  • There are 2 acetate ions, which will give a cumulative charge of -2.
  • This means that Zn has a charge of +2 (Zn2+).


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Which of the following describes the compound  Zn(CH3COO)2Choose all answers that apply.

a. The compound is ionic.

b. If the compound dissolved in water it would be a strong electrolyte.

c. The compound is molecular.

d. If the compound dissolved in water it would be a non-electrolyte.

e. The compound would be expected to be a solid at room temperature and pressure.

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