Naming compounds

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kendal mccarthy
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Naming compounds

Postby kendal mccarthy » Thu Oct 03, 2019 12:38 pm

Hi! I was wondering if we will be required to derive a chemical formula from a name of a compound in problems on tests? For example, would there be problems that just have something like this: "Cobalt(II) oxide", or will the chemical formula be given along with the name like this: "Cobalt(II) oxide (CoO)"

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby KHowe_1D » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:06 pm

My TA said that for the first test we should know a few basic ones but most chemical formulas will be provided.

ranqiao1e
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Re: Naming compounds

Postby ranqiao1e » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:32 pm

We should be familiar with the common polyatomic compounds and the prefixes, but I don't know if we need to have them memorized before our first test.

Jacob Puchalski 1G
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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Jacob Puchalski 1G » Thu Oct 03, 2019 4:54 pm

Later in the course we'll need to, but for now anything uncommon will be provided for.

abby hyman
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Re: Naming compounds

Postby abby hyman » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:05 pm

My TA said the same, the common ones that we've been using in class and such will be used but for the most part, we will be given them.

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Re: Naming compounds

Postby abby hyman » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:07 pm

My TA said the same, the common ones that we've been using in class and such will be used but for the most part, we will be given them.

Jasmine Summers 4G
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Re: Naming compounds

Postby Jasmine Summers 4G » Thu Oct 03, 2019 5:26 pm

I don't think Professor Lavelle with expect us to know all of the elements yet, as none of our homework problems have required that either.


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