Naming compounds

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Nina Fukui 2J
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Naming compounds

Postby Nina Fukui 2J » Thu Oct 08, 2020 11:59 pm

Hi everyone,
I was wondering if anyone knows if it is required to remember how to name compounds in both word and chemical formula form. Many of the questions from the textbook have step a) as writing out the chemical formula and sometimes I would have to search what the compound is.

Kaley Qin 1F
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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Kaley Qin 1F » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:01 am

I think for now the compounds will be given to us, but it's always good to start memorizing the ones that come up most often.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Valerie Doan 3I » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:02 am

I would recommend learning how to name simple inorganic compounds, which includes acids and bases. The nomenclature of some chemical compounds do get complicated, but I think it's best that we know how to name the simpler and most frequently used ones like H2SO4 (sulfuric acid).

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Faith Lee 2L » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:03 am

I believe Dr. Lavelle said the compounds would be provided for us, but if you're looking to learn more this is a really helpful website!

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/bound ... compounds/

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Megan Lu 3D » Fri Oct 09, 2020 12:39 am

Hi! I don’t think we are required to know how to name and identify compounds for exams just yet (based on what Dr. Lavelle mentioned before), but it would probably be helpful to brush up on some basic nomenclature anyway :)

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Sejal Parsi 3K » Fri Oct 09, 2020 2:16 am

I don’t think we have to memorize just yet how to name compounds according to what Dr. Lavelle said during a lecture. I assume we may have to know basic ones in the future though.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Lily Carlson 1K » Fri Oct 09, 2020 8:19 am

I think it's important to note that even if memorization is not required, it can be super important to remember correct terminology and formulas for common compounds! Figuring out the name/formula for a compound takes time, which can be well spent elsewhere while taking an exam.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Adam Bustamante 1I » Fri Oct 09, 2020 9:16 am

I believe that Dr. Lavelle said there would be a given sheet of helpful information to use on the exams, and that the names of some compounds would be on there. However, my first time taking this class (though at another college) the professor had us really practice our naming of compounds and in turn did not provide the formula or wording on the exams, making us responsible for knowing them. I would just suggest practicing your polyatomic ions to get the endings and formulas right to help strengthen your knowledge of naming compounds and ions.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Andrew Yoon 3L » Sat Oct 10, 2020 8:09 pm

Hi!

Yeah I had the same problem too. What I suggest is to just go over the main chemical formulas (i.e. sulfide, bicarbonate, hydroxide, etc.). Those are kind of the basic formulas, but I don't think we are required to memorize anything more complicated than the examples.

Hope it helps!

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Jonathan3B » Sat Oct 10, 2020 9:24 pm

From what I've heard from my TA, during exams everything we need such as chemical name/ formula will be given to us.

Chloe Kauffman 1D
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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Chloe Kauffman 1D » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:07 am

Hello! most compounds will be given to use on tests but my TA said it would be extremely helpful to learn basic compounds such as water, carbon dioxide, etc. for our own purposes.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Armen_Isayan_2L » Sun Oct 11, 2020 11:08 am

Hello! I believe that the names of compounds will be provided on the exam, however, it would still be beneficial to learn naming basic compounds. There are basic tactics which you can familiarize yourself with that may help in the long run in naming compounds. For instance, when you are naming an ionic compound, the cation will contain the same name as the element, however, an anion will contain a similar name to the element itself, but the ending of the element name will be replaced by '-ide'

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Kyle Dizon 3A » Sun Oct 11, 2020 2:45 pm

Hello, I believe when it comes to being familiar with the compounds and basic elements, it will be beneficial for your growth in the course. In exams or quizzes, I do believe that we will be given this information in order to provide an answer to the question.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Navdha Sharma 3J » Tue Oct 13, 2020 10:27 pm

The majority of the compound names will be given on the test. But, it is always helpful to know the compounds that occur repeatedly like CO2, H20 (as someone already mentioned above).

I found this really helpful link : https://youtu.be/ptAw20kem90

Moura Girgis 1F
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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Moura Girgis 1F » Thu Oct 15, 2020 2:18 am

I'm pretty sure that compounds would be provided, as I think we start learning how to name compounds in organic chemistry. It could still be useful information to know, though.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Kendall_Dewey_2D » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:09 pm

I think Dr. Lavelle said he will provide a sheet of formulas/compounds we need for any problems on tests!

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby rita_debbaneh2G » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:22 pm

In my AP Chemistry class, we were required to memorize the strong acids and bases and a list of polyionic compounds. While nothing has been explicitly said, I think it would be a good idea to just because of the prevalence of certain compounds in practice problems.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Ralph Zhang 2L » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:34 pm

In the past when I asked this question to professors the general answer is that you are not required to remember anything right now, but it's a good idea to start memorizing early to prepare for organic chemistry.

Susan Chamling 1F
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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Susan Chamling 1F » Sun Oct 25, 2020 6:39 pm

Hi! As previous replies have states, we don't need to memorize a bunch of compounds for now. However, if you want to start practicing how to name compounds, I think there is a section of the textbook fundamentals that covered the topic. I believe it was 1D, but I'm not entirely certain.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby IshanModiDis2L » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:44 pm

Hello! Ok so I talked to my TA about this and he said that we do not necessarily have to memorize them as Dr. Lavelle will provide them to us but it is in our favor to be comfortable with the names in case of time constraints for example.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby AHUNT_1A » Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:51 pm

I believe the compounds will be provided for us.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Sydney Jensen 3L » Sun Nov 08, 2020 12:29 pm

Similarly to how you begin to memorize molar masses off of the periodic table for elements, some compounds that are common you will more than likely begin to memorize just be the repetition of practice problems.


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