Ionic Compounds Nomenclature Quiz

See If You Can Name These Ionic Compounds

Take this quiz to see if you know how to name ionic compounds and write their formulas.
Take this quiz to see if you know how to name ionic compounds and write their formulas. SSPL / Getty Images

1. Let's start with an easy one. The correct formula for sodium chloride (table salt) is:

2. What are the ions in sodium chloride?

3. NaClO is named:

4. What is the formula for chromium (III) phosphate?

5. What is the oxidation number of the chromium in chromium (III) phosphate?:

6. Plaster of Paris is calcium sulfate. What is the formula of calcium sulfate?

7. Identify the ions in calcium sulfate.

8. Ammonium nitrate is used as a fertilizer and as an explosive. What is the formula of ammonium nitrate?

9. The ionic compound LiBrO₂ is named:

10. The formula for potassium permanganate is:

Ionic Compounds Nomenclature Quiz

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Good work! You made it through the quiz, so you should understand more about the rules of ionic compound nomenclature. However, you missed a few questions, so it might help to review the naming rules. Another helpful resource is this table of common polyatomic ions and their charges.

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Ionic Compounds Nomenclature Quiz

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You rocked this quiz! It's obvious you've studied how to name ionic compounds and write the formulas from the names. You might want to review the rules for naming ionic compounds to make certain you've mastered them. The next step is predicting whether two species will form ionic or covalent bonds.

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