Ionic bonding - naming. Chem -To-Go Lesson 14 Unit 4. Need a periodic table and an ion sheet. How to name ionic compounds. Write the name of the metal element, which is the positive ion.
Chem-To-Go Lesson 14
Need a periodic table and an ion sheet
Tip: Be careful not to mistake the Cl2 portion for ClO2. Most polyatomic ions can be recognized by looking for O.
Helpful Tip: Don’t be intimidated by polyatomic ions. Simply find the metal, and the rest of the compound is the anion. If the anion has more than one element, then it is a polyatomic ion.
Helpful Tip: Don’t ever backwards criss-cross to find the polyatomic ion. If the subscripts have been reduced, then you’ll make a mistake.