1.Cation first, anion second
2.A monoatomic cation takes name from its element
3.A monoatomic anion is named by taking its root and adding "-ide"
4.If needed, indicate charge of metal(cation) by a Roman Numeral
5.In covalent bonds, the 1st element is full element name and the 2nd is named like an anion
6.In covalent bonds, prefixes are used to tell amount of atoms present
7.In acid without O2, acid starts in hydro- and ends in -ic
8. In acid with O2, -ate is -ic, and -ite is -ous