These are: Write first the symbol of the positive ion followed by the symbol of the negative ion or radical. This compound is made of Potassium and Sulfur.
Chloride is derived from chlorine, whose symbol is Cl. A radical or polyatomic ion is a group of atoms which acts as a single atom.
Balancing the positive and negative charges of the ions As you know now that the number of atoms of each element present in a compound is determined by the charge of each element or polyatomic ion. Ionic compounds do not exist as molecules.
Since some metallic elements form cations that have different positive charges, the names of ionic compounds derived from these elements must contain some indication of the cation charge. This will balance 2- charge of oxygen and the formula of this compound is Li2O. The cation is always named first and the anion second.
A substance that does not contain any water is referred to as anhydrous. Beware three exceptions: cyanide, hydroxide, and peroxide.
Di in Diphosphorus and Pent in Pentoxide.