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Given set of binary ionic and binary molecular compounds.

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Need to write an essay about naming binary ionic and binary melecular compounds.

It's general, so lets pick F which is flourine as an example.
Need to know how to get started on the essay.
need to know how to order the elements, why Roman numerals are used and what do they represent in th compound.

Why aren't they used for all ionic compounds and when do we use prefixes like di and tri?

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Ionic compounds are those which are made up of a positively charged ion (called cation), and a negtaively charged ion, called (anion). A molecule ...

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The given set of binary ionic and binary molecular compounds are provided. Why Roman numerals are used and what they represent in the compound are given.

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I need to write an essay that explains how a given set of names for binary ionic and molecular compounds can be determined.

For an example let's pick KF which is potassium flouride. How can that name be found?

I also need to discuss the nomenclature and chemical formulas in this essay by distinguishing between them.

When are the Roman Numerals used and why not used for all ionic compounds?

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