A mnemonic is a technique used to help people remember certain rules about a specific topic or subject.
By using the mnemonic and the given information below, complete the question marks and the blanks:
"Could kNot Picture School"
- If Carbonate is CO3 with a charge of negative 2. And Phosphate is PO4 with charge of negative 3. Then Sulfate is SO? with a charge of *blank* and Nitrate is NO? with a charge of *blank*.
HintTake into consideration the number of vowels and consonants. Also pay attention to the capitalized letters.
AnswerSulfate is SO4 with a charge of negative 2. The word "School," which has a capital "S" for Sulfate, has 4 consonants, which makes it SO4. It also has 2 vowels, which makes it a charge of negative 2.
Nitrate is NO3 with a charge of negative 1. The word "kNot" starts with a "k," but it is not capitalized, instead "N" is capital, so we use this word to represent NO3. The word "kNot" has 3 consonants and one vowel, which makes NO3 with a charge of negative 1.
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