# Question #47f05

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

#### Explanation:

Here is the reaction...

$3 B a \left(s\right) + {N}_{2} \left(g\right) \to B {a}_{3} {N}_{2} \left(s\right)$

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).

$B {a}^{2 +} B {a}^{2 +} B {a}^{2 +} {N}^{3 -} {N}^{3 -}$

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

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