Learning to Name and Write Formulas:

- Determining the type of compound you are working with.

- Applying the rules for naming or formula writing for that type of compound.

- Practicing until it becomes second nature.

Determining if a Compound has Ionic Bonds: Examples

Ionic compounds are made up a a metal and one or more non-metals. Because their bonding involves the transfer of valence electrons we need to consider the charge when we write the name or chemical formula. But the first step is knowing when you have a compound that has ionic bonds.

In the video below examples of compounds with ionic bonds are described. Be sure to pause the video and try the practice problems to help you learn and remember!

Video: Ionic Bond Examples

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For a video explanation of how ionic bonding takes place ...

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You can also get lots of practice by visiting The Name-inator website to practicd determining whether a compound is ionic, molecular ...