Wha tis the name of #Al(OH)_3#?

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Aug 8, 2016

Answer:

The name of #"Al(OH)"_3"# is aluminum hydroxide.

Explanation:

#"Al(OH)"_3"# is an ionic compound. Ionic compounds are named for the ions that are present, and prefixes aren't used.

The compound #"Al(OH)"_3"# contains the aluminum ion #("Al"^(3+)")# and the hydroxide ion #("OH"^(-)")#.

The name of this ionic compound is aluminum hydroxide. Notice that even though there are three hydroxide ions in the formula, the name doesn't reflect that.