What are some examples of metallic compounds?

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Jun 10, 2015

Answer:

Some metallic compounds include:
#"NaCl"#, sodium chloride
#"CaCO"_3"#, calcium carbonate
#"Al"_2"S"_3"#, aluminum sulfide

Explanation:

Metallic compounds contain a metal and a nonmetal or polyatomic ion, and are generally ionic compounds. The metal is always written first, followed by the nonmetal or polyatomic ion.

For example, the metal sodium and nonmetal chlorine combine to form sodium chloride, #"NaCl"#; the metal calcium and the polyatomic ion carbonate form calcium carbonate, #"CaCO"_3"#; and the metal aluminum and the nonmetal sulfur form aluminum sulfide, #"Al"_2"S"_3"#.