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Who has a tip on how to remember compounds and their valencies when studying?

  1. May 2, 2012 #1
    Who has a tip on how to remember compounds and their valencies when studying??

    urm, i suck at remembering the compounds and their valencies etc. any ideas on how i can remember them more efficiently?

    any notes or links welcome, i need to know how to tell the difference in phates, phites, phides etc.. they confuse me and my teacher is not very good at explaining...
     
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  3. May 3, 2012 #2

    PhysicoRaj

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    Re: Who has a tip on how to remember compounds and their valencies when studying??

    Hi Rhodes.
    The last part of a compound's name depends on the ion present, with it's valency being important.
    These links might help you:
    http://www.chalkbored.com/lessons/chemistry-11/naming-ionic-covalent-handout.pdf
    http://www.ausetute.com.au/namiform.html
    http://www.ehow.com/way_5506662_easy-way-remember-polyatomic-ions.html
    You may come to an idea by observing this:
    Sulph'ate'-> (SO4)-
    Sulph'ide'->(S2) or (S)
    Nitr'ite'-> (NO2)-
     
  4. May 3, 2012 #3

    PhysicoRaj

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    Re: Who has a tip on how to remember compounds and their valencies when studying??

    There's a lot more to this in different types of compounds!
     
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