BIN Help - Naming Ions and Ionic Formulas

BIN = Binary Ionic Nomenclature  [binary: 2, ionic: ions, nomenclature: naming...How to name particles made of two kinds of ions!]


Here are three videos which might help with our current topics:


Naming Ions - How to name ions:


Naming Ionic Compounds:


Formula Writing: Ionic Compounds **Most helpful with worksheet from May 25**


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For simple ionic problems/Recap of the naming rules - Test yourself!  This site has 50 practice problems (Note: this website does not have variable ions or polyatomic ions):


Test yourself on more advanced examples - This site has a 20-question quiz that includes variable and fixed charge ions (but no polyatomics).  Get results instantly for each question.  I took it and got 100%  - what can you get?

For help with polyatomics, select from some of the sites below.  Also - MEMORIZE THE LIST OF 7!  SAY THE NAME AND FORMULA OUT LOUD 100 TIMES!!!



Tyler DeWitt Videos


Writing Ionic Formulas: Introduction

Tyler DeWitt


**HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Writing Formulas with Polyatomic Ions

Tyler DeWitt


Naming Ionic Compounds with Transition Metals Introduction

Tyler DeWitt


Very Basic Videos (papapodcast)


Formulas Lesson 1: Writing Formulas For Binary Ionic Compounds

Basic, includes electron dots


Formulas Lesson 2: Naming Binary Ionic Compounds


Khan Academy

Names and formulas of ionic compounds 

Series of videos and text – you can pick which segments you want to watch or watch all of them



Naming Ionic Compounds: Simple Binary, Transition Metal & Polyatomic Ion Compounds

Overview, including polyatomic ions


Ionic Naming with Polyatomic Ions



Naming Ionic Compounds

Longer video, walks through whole process


Naming Compounds and Writing Formulas Heritage High School Chemistry

Lecture format, uses a baseball analogy


Naming Ionic Compounds



Nomenclature 1 - Naming Binary Ionic Compounds  (dry)


Naming Binary Ionic Compounds With Transition Metals & Polyatomic Ions - Chemistry Nomenclature

Longer, dry


NOT A VIDEO   Background and tables with ions







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