Compound Names

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Briana Perez 3A
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Compound Names

Postby Briana Perez 3A » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:29 pm

In a few practice problems there were names of certain compounds listed and we were expected to write them out. For example, 7th edition. Fundamental F #3 "Write the formula for nitric acid"

Are we going to be expected to name the compounds like this for the tests?

Jasmin Argueta 1K
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Re: Compound Names

Postby Jasmin Argueta 1K » Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:33 pm

I was wondering the same thing, but I think the professor said we won't be having to learn how to name compounds until later in the quarter and that we'll start picking them up anyways as time goes on. This is most likely practice for now.

Ethan Breaux 2F
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Re: Compound Names

Postby Ethan Breaux 2F » Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:58 pm

No we don't need to know them yet but its good practice to figure out the meaning of compound names because they'll be needed in the future

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Re: Compound Names

Postby abbydouglas1K » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:04 am

I wasn't sure either but for the learning objectives given to us for the basic chem review he only said know the main elements not how to name the compounds.

Ivan Tadeja 4B
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Re: Compound Names

Postby Ivan Tadeja 4B » Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:13 pm

Nitric acid is a compound that may be used more as the quarter goes on, it is one of the simpler ones but for many of us we wouldn't be able to solve the problem due to the composition not being given. Nitric acid is HNO3 and I think that it would be wise to memorize this for it is not an uncommon compound.

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Re: Compound Names

Postby 505095972 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:52 pm

In some of the homework problems they asked for the formulas of compounds given their names (E7 in particular asks "epsom salts consist of magnesium sulfate heptahydrate. Write its formula.) I'm not sure how to do that. Can anyone help?

hannahdaijo_4H
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Re: Compound Names

Postby hannahdaijo_4H » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:45 pm

I think someone asked this in class and the professor essentially said, for now at least, we'll be given the formula's alongside the names and do not need to memorize polyatomic ions.

Yiwen Chen-3G
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Re: Compound Names

Postby Yiwen Chen-3G » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:24 pm

Yes I have the same problem. Don't know if the naming part would appear on Test 1.

Elena Maneffa 1E
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Re: Compound Names

Postby Elena Maneffa 1E » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:05 pm

I don't think this will be a key point on Test 1. I can't say for sure, but I feel like he will give us the name of the compounds. Probably for future tests, we will need to know them though.

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Re: Compound Names

Postby Ashvi_Luthra_4H » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:05 pm

He said we will need to know once he teaches us to name them, but until then, we will be provided with it


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