Quick Rules for Naming Compounds

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Quick Rules for Naming Compounds IONIC COMPOUNDS - Ionic Compounds contain a positive ion ( cation ) always written first in the formula and a negative ion ( anion ) - Ionic Compounds involve bonding between a metal and a non-metal Ionic Compounds Type I - Ionic Compounds Type I contain a positive ion that can only form one cation Rules for Naming a Type I Cation with a Monatomic Anion 1. The cation is always named first and the anion second 2. A monatomic (meaning one atom) cation takes its name from the element. (Ex: Na + = Sodium) 3. A monatomic anion is named by taking the root of the element name and adding ide . (Ex: Cl - = Chloride) Ionic Compounds Type II - Ionic Compounds Type II contain a positive ion that can form more than one cation Rules for Naming a Type II Cation with a Monatomic Anion 1. The cation is always named first and the anion second 2. The cation takes its name from the element, followed by a Roman numeral indicating the cation's charge. 3.
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This note was uploaded on 01/21/2011 for the course PHYS 4A 60865 taught by Professor L. oldewurtel during the Fall '09 term at Irvine Valley College.

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