# What is the name of AlCl_3?

Jun 5, 2016

$A l C {l}_{3}$ is aluminum chloride.

#### Explanation:

$A l C {l}_{3}$ is a binary ionic molecule formed by a positively-charged metal ion of $A {l}^{3 +}$ and a negatively-charged non-metal ion $C {l}^{-}$.

When naming binary ionic molecules, the cation keeps its name; $A l$ is "aluminum".

The non-metal keeps the root of the name and ends with "-ide". Chlorine ion is "chloride".

$\to$ $A l C {l}_{3}$ is called aluminum chloride.

Jun 6, 2016

See below..

#### Explanation:

After balancing Aluminum ion ($A {l}^{3 +}$) and Chloride ion ($C {l}^{-}$) together, it forms a compound called Aluminum Chloride
($A l C {l}_{3}$).