Recognizing Types of Compounds

In order to determine what nomenclature scheme to use, you need to know if the compound is ionic, non-ionic (molecular) or an acid.

If you are looking at a formula, this flow chart will answer that question for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you are looking at a name, this flow chart will tell you the type of compound.

 

 

Just to make sure that you undestand, try these. The answers are available here.

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