Naming compounds can be a daunting task if you don't know
the right way to go about it. You can't memorize chemical
names. You need to learn a system that will outline a method
for you to name hundreds of chemical compounds.
Yes, this system will require some effort. But if you learn
the system, you will be able name hundreds if not thousands of
- Roots, Prefixes and Ions
You must also know the roots, the numeric prefixes, the metal ions and the peridic table. These are prerequistes for learning how to name chemical compounds.
- Polyatomic Ions
Polyatomic ions are covalently bonded groups of atoms that act as an ion.