Memorizing Polyatomic Ions

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Tausami

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Memorizing Polyatomic Ions
« on: May 14, 2011, 11:59:43 AM »
Are there any tricks for this? I need to know 30 of them by Monday :(

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Re: Memorizing Polyatomic Ions
« Reply #1 on: May 14, 2011, 02:31:07 PM »
I never found it particularly difficult.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

Re: Memorizing Polyatomic Ions
« Reply #2 on: May 14, 2011, 03:07:33 PM »
I never found it particularly difficult.

Irrelevant.

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Re: Memorizing Polyatomic Ions
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2011, 06:41:28 PM »
Nick the Camel at a Clam for Supper in Phoenix.

NO3-, CO32-, ClO3-, SO42-, PO43-
Subscripts are the number of consonants, the charge is the number of vowels.

That's nitrate, carbonate, chlorate, sulfate, and phosphate. You can then figure our chlorite (ClO2-), hypochlorite (ClO-), and perchlorate (ClO4-), etc.
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Re: Memorizing Polyatomic Ions
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2011, 06:51:05 PM »
Nick the Camel at a Clam for Supper in Phoenix.

NO3-, CO32-, ClO3-, SO42-, PO43-
Subscripts are the number of consonants, the charge is the number of vowels.

That's nitrate, carbonate, chlorate, sulfate, and phosphate. You can then figure our chlorite (ClO2-), hypochlorite (ClO-), and perchlorate (ClO4-), etc.

I would find that harder to remember than the ions themselves.
I'm going to side with the white supremacists.

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Re: Memorizing Polyatomic Ions
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2011, 07:10:53 PM »
Nick the Camel at a Clam for Supper in Phoenix.

NO3-, CO32-, ClO3-, SO42-, PO43-
Subscripts are the number of consonants, the charge is the number of vowels.

That's nitrate, carbonate, chlorate, sulfate, and phosphate. You can then figure our chlorite (ClO2-), hypochlorite (ClO-), and perchlorate (ClO4-), etc.

I would find that harder to remember than the ions themselves.

People's brains work differently.

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Re: Memorizing Polyatomic Ions
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2011, 09:14:28 PM »
Are there any tricks for this? I need to know 30 of them by Monday :(

Why don't you try learning 15 of them each day. If you work for 8 hours, it would take you remembering one every 32 minutes? Do you think you can do that, chief?

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Trekky0623

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Re: Memorizing Polyatomic Ions
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2011, 09:38:28 PM »
Flash cards are great.