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INORGANIC NOMENCLATURE:
Instructions for the Practice Drill 

This drill is designed to help you practice inorganic nomenclature. A series of chemical compounds and ions will be presented, and you will be asked to type in the name of each compound or ion. It is assumed that you have already read your textbook and lab manual, and that you are familiar with the nomenclature rules.
 

 To navigate through the drill...

 *****Use the arrows labeled "<<> and ">>" to page backward and forward.

 *****Type in the compound or ion name at each step of the drill.

 *****Use the "?" button for help with the names.

 *****Use the "Check Your Answers?" bar at each step to test your progress.


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COMMON POLYATOMIC IONS

Name Symbol
acetate C2H3O21-
amide NH2 1-
ammonium NH4 1+
arsenate AsO4 3-
arsenite AsO33-
azide N3 1-
borate B4O7 2-
perbromate BrO4 1-
bromate BrO3 1-
bromite BrO2 1-
hypobromite BrO 1-
bicarbonate HCO3 1-
carbonate CO3 2-
perchlorate ClO41-
chlorate ClO3 1-
chlorite ClO2 1-
hypochlorite ClO 1-
dichromate Cr2O7 2-
chromate CrO4 2-
cyanate OCN 1-
cyanide CN 1-
ferricyanide Fe(CN)6 3-
ferrocyanide Fe(CN)6 4-
hydroxide OH 1-
permanganate MnO41-
manganate MnO42-
nitrate NO3 1-
nitrite NO2 1-
oxalate C2O4 2-
peroxide O2 2-
phosphate PO4 3-
phosphite PO3 3-
sulfate SO4 2-
sulfite SO3 2-
thiocyanate SCN 1-
dithionate S2O6 2-
dithionite S2O4 2-
thiosulfate S2O3 2-
 
 
SOME COMMON IONS
WITH MORE THAN ONE CHARGE
 
IUPAC 
Name
Common 
Name
Symbol
bismuth(III) bismuthous Bi 3+
bismuth(V) bismuthic Bi 5+
 chromium(II) chromous   Cr 2+
 chromium(III)  chromic  Cr 3+
 cobalt(II) cobaltous  Co 2+
cobalt(III) cobaltic  Co 3+
copper(I) cuprous Cu 1+
copper(II cupric Cu 2+
gold(I) aurous  Au 1+
gold(III) auric  Au 3+
iron(II) ferrous Fe 2+ 
iron(III) ferric  Fe 3+
lead(II) plumbous  Pb 2+
lead(IV) plumbic  Pb 4+
manganese(II) manganous Mn 2+
manganese(III) manganic Mn 3+
mercury(I) mercurous Hg2 2+
mercury(II) mercuric Hg 2+
nickel(II) nickelous Ni 2+
nickel(III) nickelic Ni 3+
platinum(II) platinous Pt 2+
platinum(IV) platinic Pt 4+
thallium(I) thallous Tl 1+
thallium(III) thallic Tl 3+
tin(II) stannous Sn 2+
tin(IV) stannic Sn 4+
titanium(III) titanous Ti 3+
titanium(IV) titanic Ti 4+
 
COMMON ACIDS
THAT DO NOT CONTAIN OXYGEN
 
NAME Symbol
Hydrofluoric Acid HF
Hydrochloric Acid HCl
Hydrobromic Acid HBr
Hydroiodic Acid HI
Hydrocyanic Acid HCN
Hydrosulfuric Acid H2S
 
 
COMMON ACIDS
THAT CONTAIN OXYGEN
 
NAME Symbol
Acetic Acid HC2H3O2
Arsenic Acid H3AsO4
Arsenous Acid H3AsO3
Boric Acid H3BO3
Carbonic Acid H2CO3
Perchloric Acid HClO4
Chloric Acid HClO3
Chlorous Acid HClO2
Hypochlorous Acid HClO
Chromic Acid H2CrO4
Dichromic Acid H2Cr2O7
Cyanic Acid HOCN
Nitric Acid HNO3
Nitrous Acid HNO2
Oxalic Acid H2C2O4
Phosphoric Acid H3PO4
Phosphorous Acid H3PO3
Phthalic Acid H2C8H4O4
Sulfuric Acid H2SO4
Sulfurous Acid H2SO3
 
 
 

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