# What is the name of MgOH?

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Feb 18, 2016

Magnesium hydroxide

#### Explanation:

If you look on the periodic table, you can see that the symbol $M g$ stands for Magnesium, $O$ stands for Oxygen, and $H$ stands for Hydrogen.

The magnesium metal forms the first part of the name, and an oxygen and a hydrogen together form a hydroxide, so the name of the compound is magnesium hydroxide.