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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?
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
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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