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Naming Chemical Compounds

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A series of free High School Chemistry Video Lessons.

In this lesson, we will learn

  • Naming Covalent Compounds
  • Naming Ionic Compounds

Naming Covalent Compounds
In naming covalent compounds, each element in a covalent compounds needs a prefix to denote the number of atoms of that element. These prefixes are Greek (mon-, di-, tri-, etc) and the last element in the formula also gets the suffix "-ide."
How to name covalent compounds.
Naming and Writing Formulas of Covalent Compounds

Naming Ionic Compounds
When naming ionic compounds, we always name the cation first with its full scientific name. Then, we name the anion, cutting off the last syllable and adding the suffix -ide. Sodium chloride, for instance, is an ionic compound containing sodium and chlorine.
How to name ionic compounds.
A lesson on naming binary ionic compounds as well as compounds containing a polyatomic ion.

Naming Ionic Compounds Given The Ionic Formula
Given the formula, write the name. Use of the Stock System is outlined.

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