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Naming compounds

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:08 pm
by victoriatanaka1C
Hi. Does anyone know if we have to know how to name chemical compounds only given their name? Like in question E9, it gives us "magnesium sulfate heptahydrate." I had to look up what the molecular formula would be for it. Do we have to be able to come up with the formulas on our own / does anyone have any tips for doing that? Thanks!

Re: Naming compounds

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:26 pm
by Elana Weingord 1C
I talked to my TA about this one and she said that as the quarter progresses, you will begin to identify certain compounds and know their names. She said that there will not be questions on any of the exams or quizzes asking you to name a compound. Hope that helps!

Re: Naming compounds

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:42 pm
by Chem_Mod
I would also encourage you to review sections B-D of the fundamentals sections as they cover elements and compounds.

Re: Naming compounds

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 4:27 pm
by chemlover
Dr.Lavelle also mentioned in class on the first day that he would not give us a compound without its molecular formula until we learn exactly how to name them. Hope that helped!

Re: Naming compounds

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 5:43 pm
by Adrienne B 1J
Hi! There's actually a khan academy module that helps with learning the names of compounds if you're interested: https://www.khanacademy.org/science/che ... -compounds

Just scroll a little further down the page and you'll see a table about it.