Asked by: Velichka Franquetscience chemistry
Why dont you need to specify the number of ions in the compound when you are naming ionic substances?
Last Updated: 29th January, 2020
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Also question is, what are the rules for naming an ionic compound?
When naming ionic compounds, we follow the general rules:
- Identify and name the cation; this is a metal element or polyatomic cation.
- Identify and name the anion; this is a nonmetal element. Change the suffix to '-ide,' or use the polyatomic anion name.
One may also ask, what are three elements that form only one anion? Positive and Negative Ions: Cations and Anions
Considering this, is it necessary to memorize the type of ion each element makes?
For the main group elements (excluding the transition elements), is it necessary to memorize the type of ion each element makes or could you predict the ion charge using a periodic table? No, elements in a column all make ions that have the same charge.
What are the structural units that make up ionic compounds and how are they named?
Ionic compounds are neutral compounds made up of positively charged ions called cations and negatively charged ions called anions. For binary ionic compounds (ionic compounds that contain only two types of elements), the compounds are named by writing the name of the cation first followed by the name of the anion.