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6.3.1: Practice Naming

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  • Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Name the compound below.  Hint: Is it ionic or covalent?  Is the cation predictable or variable?

    MgSO4

    Hint

    It is ionic.  It is predictable, so no Roman numerals are needed.  Just name cation and name anion.

    Answer

    magnesium sulfate

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Name the compound below.  Hint: Is it ionic or covalent?  Is the cation predictable or variable?

    Cu2S

    Hint

    It is ionic.  It is variable, so you must determine the charge needed to make a total of zero charge. Roman numeral is needed.

    Answer

    copper (I) sulfide   [The copper must be Cu1+ in order for two of them to balance the one S2–]

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Name the compound below.  Hint: Is it ionic or covalent?  Is the cation predictable or variable?

    Fe(NO3)3

    Hint

    It is ionic.  It is variable, so you must determine the charge needed to make a total of zero charge. Roman numeral is needed.

    Answer

    iron (III) nitrate

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Name the compound below.  Hint: Is it ionic or covalent?  Is the cation predictable or variable?

    Al(ClO3)3

    Hint

    It is ionic.  It is predictable, so no Roman numerals are needed.  Just name cation and name anion.

    Answer

    aluminum chlorate

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Name the compound below. (We are not dealing with peroxides. The anion is regular oxide.)  Hint: Is it ionic or covalent?  Is the cation predictable or variable?

    PtO2

    Hint

    It is ionic.  It is variable, so you must determine the charge needed to make a total of zero charge. Roman numeral is needed.

    Answer

    platinum (IV) oxide

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Write the formula of the compound below.  Hint: draw each ion first.  Then put them together so they make a compound with zero charge.

    calcium nitride

    Hint

    Ca2+ and N3–

    Answer

    Ca3N2

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Write the formula of the compound below.  Hint: draw each ion first.  Then put them together so they make a compound with zero charge.

    lithium bisulfite

    Hint

    Li1+ and HSO31–

    Answer

    LiHSO3

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Write the formula of the compound below.  Hint: draw each ion first.  Then put them together so they make a compound with zero charge.

    nickel (III) acetate

    Hint

    Ni3+ and C2H3O21–

    Answer

    Ni(C2H3O2)3

     

     

     

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