What is the name of #AlCl_3#?

2 Answers

Answer:

#AlCl_3# is aluminum chloride.

Explanation:

#AlCl_3# is a binary ionic molecule formed by a positively-charged metal ion of #Al^(3+)# and a negatively-charged non-metal ion #Cl^(-)#.

When naming binary ionic molecules, the cation keeps its name; #Al# is "aluminum".

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

#-># #AlCl_3# is called aluminum chloride.

Jun 6, 2016

Answer:

See below..

Explanation:

After balancing Aluminum ion (#Al^(3+)#) and Chloride ion (#Cl^-#) together, it forms a compound called Aluminum Chloride
(#AlCl_3#).