To understand the importance of nomenclature and to be able to determine the name of an ionic compound from a chemical formula.
This packet includes a video, a table of polyatomic anions, and the steps needed to determine the name of an ionic compound from a chemical formula.
1) Name the Cation
If more than one oxidation state is possible, evaluate the anion in order to determine the oxidation state. Include this information as a roman numeral in parentheses following the name of the cation.
2) Name the Anion
If the anion is monoatomic change the ending of the name to "-ide". If it is polyatomic, the name is not changed.