# What is the anion in an ionic compound whose name ends in "-ide"?

Sep 19, 2016

Got me, it could be a $\text{halide}$, a $\text{chalcogenide}$, a $\text{pnictide}$.

#### Explanation:

Halides, oxides/sulfides, nitrides/phosphides, even carbides, and borides are common counter ions.