## General, Organic, and Biological Chemistry: Structures of Life (5th Edition)

to name an Ionic compound you write the metal ion first, followed by the first syllable of the nonmetal with "ide". a.$MgCl_2$ the metal comes first (Magnesium) then, the first syllable of the nonmetal (Chlor) is "ide" (Chloride) - Magnesium Chloride You can find this at page 192 topic 6.3 "Naming and Writing Ionic Formulas"