What is the basic formula of a binary compound?

1 Answer
Jul 28, 2017

Answer:

#A+B->AB#.

Explanation:

Binary compounds are compounds that were made from two different elements.

They have a formula of #A+B->AB#. They don't equal, instead, they yield (the arrow).

Some examples include:

#Na + Cl -> NaCl# => Sodium chloride
#2P + 3H_"2" -> 2PH_"3"# => Phosphorus trihydride
#2Sn + O_"2" => 2SnO# => Tin (II) oxide

Hope this helps :)