Rules for Naming Ionic Compounds


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Which one of the following is the correct name for this compound?


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1. What is the correct name for the compound Cu2SO3?

2. What is the name of the following ionic compound?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Determine what you know about ionic compound naming rules with this worksheet and attached quiz. You'll be answering specific questions on areas like identifying the correct name for the compound Ba(NO3)2 and Cu2SO3.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These study assessments will get you to:

  • Name the compound shown in a given example
  • Identify the correct name for FeBr3
  • Give the correct name for (NH4)2SO4

Skills Practiced

These skills will be practiced:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding compounds and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding how to identify ionic compounds
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the rules of naming ionic compounds

Additional Learning

Review this lesson for more information on naming ionic compounds. The lesson is called Rules for Naming Ionic Compounds and it will teach you the following:

  • Understand what ionic compounds are
  • Define anion and cation
  • Explain what an ion is
  • Recognize the purpose and function of naming ionic compounds
  • Identify binary ionic compounds
  • Assess transition metals in the Periodic Table