how do you know which names end in ide, ite, and ate?

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 150
  1. ide, ite, and ate are endings for SALTS; i.e., a metal + non-metal.
    ide is for binary compounds. Binary compounds are those compounds composed of two elements. NaCl, LiBr, Na2O, Mg3N2 are -ide compounds; sodium chloride, lithium bromide, sodium oxide, magnesium nitride, etc.
    ite and ate endings are salts named for the acids from which they come. For example, NaClO2 comes from NaOH and HClO2. That is sodium hydroxide and chlorous acid. The ous of the acid becomes ite for the salt. The ic of acids become ate for the salt. That is NaClO3 is from sodium hydroxide and chloric acid.
    I remember it this way.
    ide is for binary compounds
    ous changes to ite
    ic changes to ate.
    hypo...ous changes to hypo...ite
    per....ic changes to per....ate.
    NaCl is sodium chloride.
    NaClO is sodium hypochlorite.
    NaClO2 is sodium chlorite.
    NaClO3 is sodium chlorate.
    NaClO4 is sodium perchlorate.

    1. 👍 0
    2. 👎 0

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. 8th grade math

    at a restaurant 42 people had breakfast on saturday morning. 1/7 of the people ate eggs only. 2/3 of people ate both eggs and pancakes. the remaining people ate pancakes only. what is the fraction representing the number of people

  2. stats

    A common computer programming rule is that names of variables must be between one and eight characters long. The first character can be any of the 26​ letters, while successive characters can be any of the 26 letters or any of

  3. math

    The equation for: Judy and Linda agree to share the cost of a $21 pizza based on how much each one ate. If Judy ate 3/4 of the amount that Linda ate, how much should each pay? what is the formula please.

  4. English

    1. My favorite food is noodle. 2. My favorite food is a noodle. 3. My favorite food is noodles. (Which one is right?) 4. My favorite food is ramen. 5. I ate two ramens yesterday. 6. I bought three ramens at a supermarket. (Are

  1. Math

    Ann, Ben, and Cindy were eating Skittles. The ratio of the numbers of candies they ate is 5:5:7. If Cindy ate 30 Skittles less than Ann and Ben together, what is the total number of Skittles the three of them ate?

  2. chemistry

    If a polyatomic ion is made of halogen and oxygen atoms, what form would one take if it had the fewest atoms? This form would get only an -ate suffix. This form would get a hypo- prefix and an -ite suffix. This form would get a

  3. algebra

    Junior ate 30% of the sandwiches at the picnic. If he ate 1 ½ sandwiches, how many sandwiches were there? you cant solve this right? We can't?? Sez who? Let x denote the number of sandwiches. Then we're told 30%x=.30x=1.5

  4. English Lit

    Manuel Munoz "leave your name at the border" and Maya Angelou "Whats your name girl" Discuss the importance of names as it relates and shapes identity. Compare and contrast these two works and how each contributes whether

  1. MATH

    Please I need help with a fraction word problem. Peter and Eric bought a large pizza that has 12 slices. John and Eric ate all the pizza. If John ate 4/6 slices, how much did Eric eat? Who ate more pizza? My answer is Eric ate


    TWO SUFFIXES THAT INDICATE THE PRESENCE OF OXYGEN IN A POLYATOMIC ION ARE aA. -ite and -ide B. -ite and -ate C. -ate and -ide d -thio and -ate I will be happy to critique your thinking on this.

  3. Maths

    Hi, I am just doing some maths revision in light of my maths GCSE resit, which is very soon. I am sitting the higher paper for the first time, so some of the questions towards the end of the paper are very testing of my knowledge.

  4. Algebra II

    Carole and Canter agree to share the cost of an $18.00 pizza based on how much each ate. If Carole ate 2/3 the amount Canter ate, how much should each pay?

You can view more similar questions or ask a new question.