Naming Compounds

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Naming Compounds

Postby Kelsey Jug 1J » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:32 pm

anyone have a good resource for memorizing the names and charges of compounds?

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Re: Naming Compounds

Postby cara_Budzinski_3D » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:43 pm

If by compounds you mean polyatomic ions, then yes! A good rule of thumb is to start by remembering that almost all of them have negative charges; it's a lot easier to remember the few exceptions (like ammonium) that way. Other than that, it's pretty much memorization. As you study them, you should be able to see the correlations between the names (specifically the suffixes) of the polyatomic ions and the molecules in each one. You can easily look up a website with all the information, but looking at a chart on google images is just as helpful!

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Re: Naming Compounds

Postby Khachik_Hmayakyan_2E » Thu Oct 06, 2016 4:48 pm

Hi Kelsey, in a previous post a student asked how familiar we should be with naming compounds and Chem_Admin posted stating that we should have a general idea of naming compounds but it will be a topic that we will later be discussing and hopefully mastering (if I'm not mistaken).
However, this resource has always helped me as a reference to both naming compounds, identifying their charges, and figuring out the molecular formula of compounds with their charges. Its very comprehensive. Hope it Helps!

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