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3: Nomenclature

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    • 3.1: Formulas for Ionic Compounds
      Proper chemical formulas for ionic compounds balance the total positive charge with the total negative charge. Groups of atoms with an overall charge, called polyatomic ions, also exist.
    • 3.2: Ionic Nomenclature
      Each ionic compound has its own unique name that comes from the names of the ions. After learning a few more details about the names of individual ions, you will be a step away from knowing how to name ionic compounds. This section begins the formal study of nomenclature, the systematic naming of chemical compounds.
    • 3.3: Covalent Compounds - Formulas and Names
      The chemical formula of a simple covalent compound can be determined from its name. The name of a simple covalent compound can be determined from its chemical formula.
    • 3.4: Naming Acids
    • 3.5: Names and Formulas of Bases


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