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How elements are named in chemistry when bonded.

b0bd0db0bd0d Registered User regular
edited February 2007 in Help / Advice Forum
Okay, you know how presufixes and prefixes and stuff changes when you ionic or covalent bond elements together, ie. coblat(II) sulfide for CoS cause it's 2+ Co and S is 2-. Bascly I'm in a chem 200 class learning bout the peridoic table and I'm looking for more info to study bout the naming convetion. I'm looking for tests and stuff to pratice. I got the knowledge kinda down, flashcards going on with notes, but I really need to pratice more so I can learn to regonize bonds and such at just a glance. There's moles, acids, and bases with some oxidation going on too with a exam on wed. I'm feeling good about it but I really wanna ya know, beat it to the ground. Any good chemisty sites out there? I'm searching and stuff, found some good ones, but wanna see what ya'll got.

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    carbon13carbon13 Registered User regular
    edited February 2007
    Basically read up on IUPAC stuff. The (II) part refers to the oxidation state of the metal (wait to do some really big ligands, ox states is a bitch.) Also, learn your periodic table, the first transition metal row, a few triads in the d block and the p block should be easy enough with acronyms and stuff.

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