Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 3 - Sections 3.1-3.12 - Exercises - Review Questions: 7

Answer

Binary ionic compounds are named by using the name of the metal cation followed by the name of the non-metal anion with the suffix - ide. An ionic compound that contains a polyatomic anion is named by using the name of the metal cation followed by the name of the polyatomic anion.

Work Step by Step

In either case, the compound name will follow the pattern of the metal followed by the name of the cation (element or polyatomic ion).
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