Naming and Writing Ionic Formulas

Explore the process of writing and naming ionic formulas and compounds. Pupils learn to build ionic compounds by analyzing their charges. The instructor then explains how to name the newly created compound.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas
  • Provide pupils with a list of polyatomic ions as a reference
  • Incorporate whiteboard practice when writing ionic formulas to check for understanding
Classroom Considerations
  • Expects a solid understanding of monoatomic and polyatomic ions and their charges
Pros
  • Uses graphic organizers to present material
  • Provides definitions and other important information with written descriptions to aid in note taking
Cons
  • None