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Learning Plan

  1. Watch the video on naming molecular compounds.

  2. Review Essential Information on naming molecular compounds.

  3. Correctly name ten simple ionic compounds in a row!

Once you get ten in a row, return to the Syllabus or continue to the next section (Formula Writing for Molecular Compounds).

Essential Information

Keys for Naming Molecular Compounds:

  • Write the name for both elements.
  • Change the ending of the second element to ide.
  • Place prefixes in front of each element based on the number of atoms present.
  • The prefix 'mono' is only used on the second non-metal in the chemical formula.
  • There shouldn't be two vowels in a row. For example, when you have 'mono' in front of 'oxide' it is written 'monoxide', not 'monooxide'.
mono di tri tetra penta hexa hepta octa non dec
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