# Naming ionic compounds with multiple cations and anions

I have seen complex ionic compounds that have mixed anions and/or mixed cations. For Example I have seen this:

$$\ce{NaKCl2}$$

Also known as Sodium Potassium Chloride. The only information I can find on this is an ion cotransporter for sodium potassium and chloride ions.

Anyway the structure of a single monomer of this would be $\ce{Na+}$ $\ce{Cl-}$ $\ce{K+}$ $\ce{Cl-}$

I have also thought of this as a possibility: $$\ce{Na3ClO}$$

This looks very similar to sodium hypochlorite in terms of its formula but has a different structure. The structure of it would be $\ce{Na+}$ $\ce{Cl-}$ $\ce{Na+}$ $\ce{O^2-}$ $\ce{Na+}$

I know that naming mixed ionic compounds is not easy unlike naming simple ionic compounds(which itself can be hard if you don't know the name of a particular polyatomic ion). But how would I go about naming these mixed ionic compounds?

• I know that and I know the name of that ion. it is chlorate. – Caters May 9 '15 at 22:02
• I have removed my comments, as it turned out that I was completely wrong. I had interpreted your question as some kind of beginners nomenclature question, which it clearly is not. And apparently misread half of it. Apologies. – Gerhard May 10 '15 at 7:54

I propose you consult the recommendations of the International Union of Applied Chemistry (IUPAC), in particular the Red Book as reference. Obviously, you deviated for a reason from the Hill formula of $$\ce{NaKCl2}$$ (that were $$\ce{Cl2KNa}$$) some data bases adhere to.