What Is the Formula for Tin(II)nitride?

What Is the Formula for Tin(II)nitride?

The chemical formula for tin(II) nitride is Sn3N2. The chemical symbol Sn is used to represent tin, while the chemical symbol N is used to represent nitrogen.

An ion is an element or chemical compound with either a positive or negative charge. When two ions, such as tin(II) and nitride combine, they form a molecule: a chemical compound with no charge. Tin(II) has a charge of +2, while the nitride has a charge of -3. In the compound tin(II) nitride, the total charge of +6 for the three atoms of tin is balanced by the total -6 charge for the two atoms of nitrogen. Tin(II) nitride may also be called stannous nitride.