What is the name for this chemical formula ? Zn2C ?

please explain how you found it if possible 🙂

I NEED THE NAME OF IT NOT THE FORMULA!

4 Answers

  1. This is zinc carbide. This is an ionic compound as it is composed of a metal (zinc) and a non-metal (carbon). Normally, transition metals need a roman numeral after it in order to convey the charge of the ion, but zinc is an exception. Finally, carbon is the only non-metal present, thus an ending of -ide will be tacked on at the end.

    Putting the metal and the non-metal together with the suffix yields zinc carbide.

  2. it’s zinc carbide,a normal ionic compound where metal and non-metal are allowed to react together,

    i don’t know how it’s prepared,but the “odd” thing about the name is the -ide in the end,it’s not -ite nor

    -ate,because there are no oxygen atoms present.as:

    Mg3N2 magnesium nitride

    Mg(NO2)2 magnesium nitrite

    Mg(NO3)2 magnesium nitrate

    and the same thing works on carbon.

    hope i helped =)

  3. zinc carbide

  4. Zn2C

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