5. Memorizing the names of Polyatomic ions

 Examples of polyatomic ions Generally, polyatomic ions have suffixes that end in “ite” or “ate” if they contain oxygen atoms.  Chloride shown below is not a polyatomic ion, it’s a monoatomic ion consisting of only one atom. chloride hypochlorite chlorite chlorate perchlorate Examples of other polyatomic ions: OH⁻ (hydroxide) CN⁻ (cyanide) CH3COO−or C2H3O2 − (acetate) … Continue reading 5. Memorizing the names of Polyatomic ions