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monatomic ions

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

polyatomic ions

composed of more than one atom

names of most polyatomic anions end in

-ite or -ate

binary compound

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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