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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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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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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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It is possible to predict whether an element will form a cation or anion by determining how many protons an element has. If an element has more protons than electrons, it is a cation. Elements with more electrons than pr... More »

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The difference between a cation and an anion is that a cation is an ion with a positive charge, and an anion is an ion with a negative charge. Ions occur because many atoms, though their charge is zero, have electrons th... More »

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The addition of a metal ion, or cation, to a carboxylate anion forms a salt. When carboxylic acids dissolve in water, they form the carboxylate anion and hydrogen cations, which lower the pH of the solution. More »

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