Asked in Chemistry
What is the charge for phosphide?
Asked in Chemistry, Atoms and Atomic Structure
Why does a Phoshide Ion has a charge of -3?
What is the charge on an ion that contains 15 protons 16 neutrons and 18 electrons?
What is the chemical formula for phosphide?
Phosphide itself is not much. I think what you mean is the phosphide ION. The formula for phosphorus is P, as you must know, but the phosphide ion is P3- ( the ionic charge being in superscript) And it is so because when bonding, Phosphorus will gain three more electrons to complete its full octet as before bonding, it only has 5 electrons in its valence shell.