Writing Chemical Equations

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taiyeojeikere-3C
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Writing Chemical Equations

Postby taiyeojeikere-3C » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:16 pm

How do I know how to write a chemical reaction from the name of a compound such as dimethanesulfonate (I looked this up for an example)? Do I focus on the prefix, or is this something that should be obvious from looking at a periodic table?

MadisonB
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Re: Writing Chemical Equations

Postby MadisonB » Thu Oct 11, 2018 11:53 pm

We haven't gone over it in class yet, but there are a series of procedures for writing the names of chemical formulas. If you are curious, this is a website that goes over how to write chemical formulas: http://www.kentchemistry.com/links/nami ... riting.htm

Shundeen Martinez 1D
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Re: Writing Chemical Equations

Postby Shundeen Martinez 1D » Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:24 am

Yea we definitely have not learned that yet. If I can recall correctly, I'm pretty sure Professor Lavelle said it was okay if we couldn't do that yet. I'm not sure if we need to or even will eventually learn that in this quarter.


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