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How are ionic compounds named

The names of ionic compounds consist of the names of the ions that make up the compounds

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What do the names of cations include

The elements of which they are composed

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What are names of anions

Altered names of elements

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What is the total charge of an ionic compound

Zero

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What must some cation names show

Their charges

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What may transition metals form several of

Cations
Each with a different charge

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How do you determine the charge of a transition metal cation

Look at the total charge of the compound

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What are numerical prefixes used for

To name covalent compounds of two elements

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What does a compound's empirical formula indicate

It tells us the smallest whole-number ratio of atoms that are in a compound

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The composition of a compound in terms of the relative number and kinds of atoms in the simplest ratio

Empirical formula

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What are determined from empirical formulas

Molecular formulas

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A chemical formula that shows the number and kinds of atoms in a molecule, but not the arrangement of atoms

Molecular formula

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What can be used to determine empirical formulas

Masses

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