# The Formula of Carbonate of a Metal M is M2co3. What Will Be the Formula of Its Nitride ? - Science

Short Note

The formula of carbonate of a metal M is M2CO3.

What will be the formula of its nitride ?

#### Solution

Let us first work out the valency of the metal M (we know that carbonate ion has a valency of −2):

Element/Ion  M  "CO"_3^(2-)

It is clear that M has a valency of 1.

Formula of nitride of M:

Element / Ion   M   N3-
Valency           1   -3

Crossing the valencies, formula of the nitride of M is M3N.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 9 Chemistry - Science Part 2
Chapter 3 Atoms and Molecules
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