What is the ionic compound name for nh4cl?

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Mar 15, 2018

Answer:

Ammonium chloride

Explanation:

#"NH"_4"Cl"# is made up of #"NH"_4""^+# and #"Cl"^-#

For a halogen #"X"_2#, the diatomic molecule has the suffix -ine and the ion (#"X"^-#) has the suffix -ide. So, #"Cl"^-# would be chloride.

#"NH"_4""^+# is given the name ammonium.

When we combine these to get #"NH"_4"Cl"#, wecombine the names to get ammonium chloride.