Question #47f05

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The reaction of barium and nitrogen will result in the formation of barium nitride.


Here is the reaction...

#3Ba(s) + N_2(g) -> Ba_3N_2(s)#

The barium atoms will lose 2 electrons and form ions with a +2 charge. The nitrogen atoms gain three electrons forming ions with a -3 charge.

The compound must form with a 3:2 ratio to produce a compound which is electrically neutral (no overall charge).


This video illustrates the transfer of electrons that takes place in reactions that form ionic compounds.

Hope this helps!