Naming Ionic Compounds

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Sydney Stump
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Naming Ionic Compounds

Postby Sydney Stump » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:33 pm

I am confused as to whether we should be able to name ionic compounds on the test. And if we do have to name them for the test is there an easier way to remember them than just memorizing each individual one?

Catly Do 2E
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Re: Naming Ionic Compounds

Postby Catly Do 2E » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:36 pm

I don't think Dr. Lavelle said anything specific about naming ionic compounds, but an easy way to remember is to name the cation first and then name the anion second, changing the suffix of the nonmetal to "-ide."

Josephine Lu 4L
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Re: Naming Ionic Compounds

Postby Josephine Lu 4L » Sun Nov 04, 2018 5:37 pm

My TA told me that we would not need to name ionic compounds, that they would be given on the exam.

Rhea Churi 4K
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Re: Naming Ionic Compounds

Postby Rhea Churi 4K » Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:18 pm

There isn't anything about naming because we haven't gone over it yet.

ran2000
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Re: Naming Ionic Compounds

Postby ran2000 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:27 pm

Naming works pretty easily.
The name of the cation always comes before the name of the anion.
Most cations would be the name of the metal (sodium, lithium, calcium, etc.)
The name of the anion is variable:
Halogens would end in "ide" (fluoride, chloride, bromide, etc)
The same applies for most anions made of one element (nitride, oxide, etc.)
Polyatomic ion names would have be remebered (Nitrite, ammonium, Nitrate, sulfite, sulfate, chlorate, perchlorate, etc.)

Liset Rivera 3A
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Re: Naming Ionic Compounds

Postby Liset Rivera 3A » Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:20 pm

i don't believe we have to name it for the test.


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