Chemistry

Question

Choose the correct name for the following compound: nacl. chlorium sodide sodium chloride

2 Answer

  • It is Sodium Chloride.
  • Answer : The correct name for the NaCl is, Sodium chloride.

    Explanation :

    The rules for naming the ionic compounds is given as :

    • The positive ion (cation) is named first.
    • The negative ion (anion) is named next.
    • The suffix is added at the end of the negative ion (anion). The suffix used is '-ide'.

    As per question, NaCl is the binary ionic compound that composed of two different elements which are Na and Cl. The name of 'Na' element is sodium and name of 'Cl' element is chlorine. The sodium is cation and chlorine is an anion. As per rule, the name of the NaCl compound is, Sodium chloride.

    Hence, the correct name for the NaCl is, Sodium chloride.

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