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Matthews College Prep Chem: Ionic Compounds

Ionic Compounds

See Chapters 7 & 9 of the book.


Learning Targets

  1. Use the periodic table to determine the number of valance electrons an element has.
  2. Use to the octet rule to determine how many electrons an element will gain or lose when it becomes an ion.
  3. Use the periodic table and the octet rule to determine the oxidation number of an element.
  4. Use the periodic table to determine the most common oxidation number for transition metals.
  5. Differentiate between a cation and an anion and what causes each.
  6. Determine whether or not a compound is ionic, given the formula or the name.
  7. Count the number of atoms in a chemical formula.
  8. Predict the chemical formula of an ionic compound (drop and swap method) for compounds with elements and/or polyatomic ions.
  9. Name ionic compounds, including using the stock system for transition metals, if given its formula.
  10. Write the chemical formula for an ionic compound if given its name.