consist of a single atom with a positive or negative charge reulting form the loss or gain of one or more valence electrons
How is the charge of nay ion of a Group A nonmetal determined?
by subtracting 8 from the group number
How must the charges of the cations of many transition metal ions be determined?
from the number of electrons lost
composed of more than one atom
names of most polyatomic anions end in
-ite or -ate
composed of two elements that be either ionic or molecular
How to name any binary Ionic compound
place the cation name first, followed by the anion name
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