What is the name of #Fe_2S_3#?

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Jan 30, 2017

Answer:

The compound's name is iron (III) oxide.

Explanation:

#Fe# is Iron. We see that #S# has the subscript of "3", and the two elements make up an ionic compound. So we know that electrons were transferred. Thus we can determine that it was Iron (III).

#Fe# has a subscript of 2. Reversing the transfer, we get sulfur's charge.

Therefore, the compound's name is iron (III) oxide.

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