[Chem Queston] Difference between Ite,Ate,Ide Suffixes

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  1. Pwn

    Pwn

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    What exactly are the differences between these suffixes? I saw a question on destroyer that expected you to know the difference between sulfide and sulfite so I'm guessing questions like these pop on the DAT too. THanks!
     
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  3. drpharMD

    drpharMD Accepted Student

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    This is the way I remember it:

    "Ate" and "Ite" have to do with oxygen compounds. The "Ate" has the higher value of Oxygens, and the "Ite" has the lesser value. I remember it as " I "ATE" to much O2!". Weird, but it helps. The "Ide" deals with monoatomic ions that are by themselves with their natural charge/oxidation numbers, such as Flouride, (-1), Sulfide (-2), etc.
     
  4. TooQuickSlick

    TooQuickSlick 2+ Year Member

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    Also remember the name of your acids between -ous and -ic.
     
  5. Pwn

    Pwn

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    What the difference between ous and ic for acids?
     
  6. UCB05

    UCB05 2+ Year Member

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    by order of decreasing oxygens,

    hyper-ic > -ic > -ous >hypo-ous

    -ic acid deprotonates to an -ate ion
    -ous acid deprotonates to an -ite ion
    -ide is usually just denotes a moiety
     

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