What is the name of #Co_3N_2#?
Cobalt nitride. or Cobalt +2 nitride.
Cobalt has a common charge of + 2 as in this compound.
Nitrogen has a common charge of -3 as in this compound
Cobalt nitride would be the common name of the compound.
To be more precise the compound should be named Cobalt +2 nitride.
Even more precise the compound can be named tri Cobalt di nitride.
The name is cobalt(II) nitride.
Cobalt is in the
Here are the steps for deriving the name of a compound of a transition metal.
Step 1. Write the name of the transition metal
This gives: "cobalt".
Step 2. Add the name of the nonmetal with the ending "-ide"
This gives: "cobalt nitride".
Step 3. Use the charge on the non-metal to find the charge on the transition metal
∴ The total charge on the three
Step 4. Write the charge on the non-metal as Roman numerals in parentheses immediately after (no spaces) the name of the metal.
This gives the name: cobalt(II) nitride.