Magnesium bromide is a binary ionic compound. From its formula, MgBr2 , how do you know that Mg is the metal?

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  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    The metal always comes first.............

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  • david
    Lv 7
    4 months ago

    the nonmetal gets the -ide suffix. The metal has no change to its name.

    • Roger the Mole
      Lv 7
      4 months agoReport

      "-ide" does not appear in the formula.

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