# What is the ionic compound name for nh4cl?

Mar 15, 2018

Ammonium chloride

#### Explanation:

$\text{NH"_4"Cl}$ is made up of ${\text{NH"_4}}^{+}$ and ${\text{Cl}}^{-}$

For a halogen ${\text{X}}_{2}$, the diatomic molecule has the suffix -ine and the ion (${\text{X}}^{-}$) has the suffix -ide. So, ${\text{Cl}}^{-}$ would be chloride.

${\text{NH"_4}}^{+}$ is given the name ammonium.

When we combine these to get $\text{NH"_4"Cl}$, wecombine the names to get ammonium chloride.