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Naming Ionic Compound Review

  1. Jan 30, 2016 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    It's been a minute since I've used this stuff.
    Name the Ionic Compound


    2. Relevant equations
    In my book it says you name the cation first then add an Ide to the root.
    In UO3 this seems to work as its Uranium Oxide.
    But for the others im not sure. When i look it up online it doesnt have the ide in the root.

    3. The attempt at a solution
    Calcium permanganide
    Barium hydrogen carbonide
    Uranium Oxide
    Sodium dihydrogen phosphide
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  3. Jan 30, 2016 #2

    Suraj M

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    Manganide? Carbonide? Phosphide? If you have a doubt make a search on the name you thought off and see if it corresponds to the given compound.
  4. Jan 30, 2016 #3
    I'm just wondering why those don't include ide at the end
  5. Jan 30, 2016 #4


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    Hydride, carbide, sulfide, oxide, chloride etc. are reserved for compounds made of two elements only.
  6. Jan 30, 2016 #5
    Thank you :D Yes those are for polyatomic ions
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