Nomenclature Rules

Ionic Compound
(Metal and Non-Metal)
If Only forms 1 Ion
(Name of Cation)Base of Anion + “-ide”

If On Matt’s Pattern
Name of Metal(Charge In Roman Numeral)Base Anion + “-ide”

Molecular Compound
(Nonmetals Only)
Prefix(1st Element)Prefix(2nd Element Base + “-ide”)
Binary Acids
(2 Element Composition)
hydro(base name of nonmetal + “-ic”) acid
If -ate
Base Name of Oxyanion + “-ic” acid

If -ite
Base Name of Oxyanion + “-ous” acid


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