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Naming Binary Ionic Compounds

 

 

Rules

1. The Cation (positive ion) is named first, the Anion second.

2. Monoatomic Cations take the element name

                             Na+ --> Sodium

                             Ca2+ --> Calcium

3. Monoatomic Anions take the elements name and ends with "-ide"

                             Cl- --> Chloride

                             NaCl --> Sodium Chloride

                             Li3N --> Lithium Nitride

Note** Greek prefixes are not used to indicate the number of atoms of each element in the formula unit for the compound

 (e.g., Na2O is named "sodium oxide" not "disodium oxide", or "disodium monoxide").

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FormulaNameFormulaName
a. Li2O Lithium Oxiden. K2OPotassium Oxide
b. CsClCesium Chlorideo. RbI Rubidium Iodide
c. MgS Magnesium Sulfidep. Mg3N2Magnesium Nitride
d. CaBr2Calcium Bromideq. Ca3P2Calcium Phosphide
e. BaI2Barium Iodider. Al2S3Aluminum Sulfide
f. KHPotassium hydrides. Ag2OSilver oxide
g. Na2SSodium sulfidet. NaHSodium Hydride
h. AlNAluminum Nitrideu. CaO Calcium oxide
i. AgFSilver Fluoridev. Na2SSodium Sulfide
j. ZnOZinc Oxidew. LiILithium Iodide
k. CdI2Cadnium Iodidex. CdS cadnium Sulfide
l. BaSBarium Sulfidey. ZnCl2Zinc Chloride
m. LiCllithium Chloridez. CsICesium Iodide

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