Ionic Compound Formulas

By contrasting cations and anions, this presentation shows how to predict ionic charges by periodic groups. The slides conclude with a few guided practice problems for writing ionic compound formulas. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create additional practice problems for writing ionic compound formulas
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prior knowledge of electrons, cations, anions, and ions
  • Best fits toward the end of a unit on the periodic table
  • Sixth in a seven-part series
  • Provides the presentation in three different formats
  • Color coding highlights the vocabulary and chemical formulas
  • Does not include a script or notes to reference