Science & NatureNaming Ionic Compounds
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How to name ionic compounds

               
Is this a binary compound?
NO
Is there only one polyatomic ion?
NO
1. Name the polyatomic cation 2. Name the polyatomic anion *do not change any endings
 
 

YES


YES






Does the cation have multiple possible charges or only one possible charge?
Is the polyatomic ion the cation?
NO
Does the cation have multiple possible charges?
YES
1. Name cation 2. Write charge of cation as a Roman numeral in parenthesis 3. Name polyatomic anion (do not change the ending)
 




YES


NO



Multiple Charges
One Charge
1. Name the cation 2. Name the monatomic anion and change the ending to -ide
1. Name cation 2. Name polyatomic anion (do not change the ending)
 









1. Name cation 2. Write charge of cation as a Roman numeral in parenthesis 3. Name anion and change ending to -ide
1. Name cation 2. Name anion and change ending to -ide