How do you name "Nd"_2"Fe"_(14)"B"?

Jun 28, 2016

Neodymium-Ferro-Boron

Explanation:

${\text{Nd}}_{2}$ ...................... ${\text{Fe}}_{14}$ ........ $\text{B}$

Neodymium-Ferro-Boron, otherwise known as an NdFeB magnet, constructed as an alloy of primarily neodymium, iron, and boron.

It's a rare-earth magnet compound.

• $\text{Nd}$ is the chemical symbol for neodymium.
• $\text{Fe}$ can be called by its old prefix, "ferro", though saying "iron" is fair game.
• $\text{B}$ is still called boron.

This website states the name in full for these kinds of magnets.

These two websites give an alternative name: Neodymium-Iron-Boron.