Science & NatureNaming Compounds 2.0
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Polyatomic! (only RN's possible)
YES
More than two different elements?
NO
No polyatomic ions.
 









 
 
You must balance charges!
YES
Are there any metals?
NO
Covalent! (prefixes only)









 
Binary Ionic w/ Transition Metal (RN's only)
YES
Any transition metals?
NO
Binary Ionic! (no prefixes or RN's)