Gen Chem Nomenclature ONCE AND FOR ALL!

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  1. wired202808

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    Guys,

    Whats a quick and dirty way to remember when its Nitric, Nitrous, Hyponitric, Nitrite, Nitrate?

    All that jazz!
     
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    You mean like this? I made this my Freshman year

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    its way too small any way to get a bigger image?
     
  5. radmazindds

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    -ous (smaller +, more electrons) [example - Fe2+ = ferrous]
    -ic (larger +, fewer electrons) [example - Fe3+ = ferric]

    hypo--ite (ClO- = hypochlorite)
    -ite (ClO2- = chlorite)
    -ate (ClO3- = chlorate)
    per--ate (ClO4- = perchlorate)

    HYPO = less (oxygens)
    hyPER = more (oxygens)

    i don't know how to remember it in a dirty way. but that should be it... i hope.

    oh, how about this one:
    I is always smaller than US (or "A") so whenever u have an "I" in there, u know it refers to fewer oxygens and/or fewer electrons.

    there we go. now at least I'll never forget... hope it helped!

    PS. I feel like going through this forum is good DAT prep in itself. :thumbup:

     
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    Not dirty but the only thing I can keep in my head is after you "ate" something you might say "ic".
     
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    thanks a lot RAD! Appreciate the help!
     

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