Unformatted text preview: which it is derived. The charge on the cation is indicated using a Roman numeral, within parentheses, immediately following the name of the cation (e.g., Fe 3+ = "iron(III)", Fe 2+ = "iron(II)"). Rule 3. The anion is named by adding the suffix -ide to the root of the (nonmetal) element name (e.g., iod ine = I, " iod ide" = I-; sulf ur = S, " sulf ide" = S 2-). Note: Greek prefixes are not used to indicate the number of atoms of each element in the formula unit for the compound (e.g., FeI 3 is named "iron(III) iodide" not "iron(III) triiodide")....
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This note was uploaded on 02/05/2012 for the course CHEM 115 taught by Professor L during the Fall '02 term at Purdue.
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