Is AuBr3 named Gold tribromide or Gold (III) bromide? If both are fine, which one is more likely to be used?
- lenpol7Lv 712 months agoFavourite answer
Gold(III)bromide, because it indicates the oxidation state of Gold. (Au - Aurum).
- davidLv 712 months ago
most likely --- Gold (III) bromide
- Roger the MoleLv 712 months ago
Most likely would be AuBr3.
I see no reason to choose one or the other of the remaining alternatives which are equally good.
For a longer list of possible names, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gold(III)_bromide .
(If you were submitting a paper to a scientific journal for publication, the editor would tell you which kind of naming convention to use.)