Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Writing the Formula of an Inorganic Salt

Organic chemistry deals with compounds of carbon.
Inorganic chemistry deals with compounds of any other element.
One of the earliest known classes of inorganic compounds were salts.
Salts are binary, ionic compounds, that is, salts are made up of two ions:
  • a positively charged ion called a cation
  • a negatively charged ion called an anion 
The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) is establishing rules to help us name, and write the formula, for compounds.
In an earlier tutorial we looked at how we name inorganic salts, in this tutorial we look at how to write the formula of an inorganic salt.

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