A salt is a compound of a metal and a nonmetal. It's a slam dunk to see how this works if you pull out a Periodic Table and look at it. Grab any element from Group 1 (the so-called alkali metals) or Group 2 (the so-called alkaline earth metals) with any element from Group 17 (the so-called halogens) and you have a salt.
The Group 1 and Group 2 elements are metals, and the Group 17 elements are non-metals. Note also that the Group 1 elements and Group 17 elements combine in a one-to-one ratio (like table salt - NaCl), and the Group 2 elements and Group 17 elements combine in a one-to-two ratio (like magnesium fluoride - MgF2).
Certainly these aren't the only examples of the combination of a metal and nonmetal to form a compound, but they go a long way to answer the question. As to the chemistry of all of this, it's a piece of cake. And you can handle these ideas with just a bit of work.
Wikipedia has a great periodic table posted, and it's interactive. Each of the elements listed on the chart is a link to the post on that element. Wow, what a time saver! Oh, and a link to that periodic table can be found below.
a metal and a nonmetal.
No, an ironic compound is composed of a metal and a nonmetal, such as NaCl.
a metal cation and a nonmetal anion
No. Pyrite is a compound composed of iron (a metal) and sulfur (a nonmetal).
An ionic compound is composed of a metal and a nonmetal A metallic compound is composed of two metals.
It is an ionic compound composed of a metal cation from a strong base and the nonmetal anion from a strong acid.
The first is the metal, the second is the nonmetal with the suffix -ide; ex.: sodium chloride.
Ionic compounds are between a metal and a nonmetal. Covalent compounds are between a nonmetal and a nonmetal. Mn (metal) + S (nonmetal) = ionic compound
If it is composed of a metal and a nonmetal, then it will most likely be an ionic compound.
NO2 is covalent. Usually you can tell when a compound is ionic or covalent by the elements it is composed of. A nonmetal and a nonmetal with be covalent, while a metal and a nonmetal will be ionic.
The ionic compound with the formula unit CaCl2 is calcium chloride. Generally, when you name an ionic compound composed of a metal and a nonmetal, the name of the metal is first and is not altered. The nonmetal is named second and the end is changed to the suffix -ide.
An ionic compound is composed of metal and a nonmetal. Therefore NBr3 is a covalent compound, because it is made up of two nonmetals.
There are many kinds of compounds, and not all of them have both metal and nonmetal types of atoms in them. Carbon dioxide, for example, is composed of two types of nonmetal atoms.
ionic = metal + nonmetal covalent = nonmetal + nonmetal So your compound is covalent because P (Phosphorus) is a nonmetal and O (oxygen) is a nonmetal.
A compound made of a metal is ionic and one that is made out of a non metal is a covalent compound.
Metal like Sodium Chloride. Sodium is the Metal and Chloride is the Nonmetal.
Ionic compounds are often composed of a metal and a nonmetal chemically bonded by an ionic bond. Ionic compounds can also be composed of polyatomic ions, which are molecules that have either gained or lost one or more electrons. Sodium chloride, NaCl, is an ionic compound composed of the metal sodium and the nonmetal chlorine. Ammonium nitrate, NH4NO3 is an ionic compound composed of the polyatomic ammonium ion, NH4+ and the polyatomic nitrate ion, NO3-.
A binary ionic compound will be composed of a metal forming the positive ion and a nonmetal forming the negative ion.
Phosphorous trichloride (PCl3) is a chemical compound; no metal, nonmetal or metalloid.
A metal and a nonmetal
Salt is a compound of Sodium (Na) and of Chlorine (Cl), thus, it is a nonmetal because it is a compound of 2 nonmetals. Na is not a nonmetal it is a highly active metal. This can be easily googled.
No. It is a compound of a metal and a nonmetal. Magnesium on its own is a metal.
CaCl2 is neither metal or nonmetal because it's an ionic compound, to be exact a salt. For something to be metal or nonmetal it must be on the periodic table.