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The naming of ionic compounds requires correct identification of the cation and anion species present. In certain cases, the charge of the ion is important for accurate naming. More »

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The chemical formula KOH stands for potassium hydroxide. The first letter, K, is the symbol for the element potassium; the next letter, O, stands for oxygen; and the letter H stands for hydrogen. One oxygen atom bonded t... More »

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To name ionic compounds, first find the cation and the anion. Next, name the ionic compound by writing the name of the cation followed by the name of the anion. More »

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To name ionic compounds, first find the cation and the anion. Next, name the ionic compound by writing the name of the cation followed by the name of the anion. More »

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Most ionic compounds are soluble in water because the electrostatic forces of the polar water molecules are stronger than the electrostatic forces keeping the ions together. There are several exceptions, however, where t... More »

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Ionic compounds form when electrons transfer from one atom to another. Covalent compounds form when atoms share electrons, resulting in no net loss or gain of electrons as seen in ionic compounds. More »

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Ionic and molecular compounds differ primarily in the way they are formed. Ionic compounds form through the transfer of electrons, while molecular compounds form as a result of electron sharing. More »

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