What is the correct name for this compound: #Ba_3P_2#?

1 Answer
Jul 9, 2018

That is barium phosphide...


#Ba_3P_2# is an ionic compound consisting of three barium cations and two phosphorus anions. In an ionic bond, the name of the metal cation goes first, and then the name of the anion with the suffix "-ide".

So, the name of this compound will be barium phosphide.