What is the name of #Al(OH)_3#?

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Dec 16, 2015

Answer:

The name of #"Al(OH)"_3"# is aluminum hydroxide.

Explanation:

Ionic compounds are named for the elements or polyatomic ions of which they are made. We can know this is an ionic compound because it contains a metal ion and a polyatomic ion. The metal ion is #"Al"^(3+)"# and the polyatomic ion is #"OH"^-"#, called the hydroxide ion.