What is the systematic name of NH4ClO3?
Ionic compounds are named according to their cation first, followed by their anion. Once the cation is named, the anion is then named. The naming conventions are listed in the tables to the right.
Finally, although ionic compounds need to have an overall neutral charge, the number of cations or anions are not mentioned in the formula name. For example, AlCl3 is aluminum chloride, not aluminum trichloride.
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