In this activity, you and your partner will use your flashcards (anions, cations, prefixes) and other
resources to create a chemical nomenclature tutorial. Your finished product should effectively
illustrate the following:
1. the combination of a cation and anion to form an ionic compound
2. molecular compounds (prefix plus nonmetals)
Your powerpoint presentations must include:
Title Slide (1)
Topic Slides (4)
Ionic Binary Compounds (3 Compounds)
Ionic Ternary Compounds (3 Compounds)
Molecular Compounds (3 Compounds)
Acids (3 Compounds)
Selection of Compounds
1. To select the compounds you will illustrate, separate your cards into the
Cations Anions Prefixes
2. Select one card from your cation stack and record. Select a card from your anion stack
and record. Write the name of the resulting compound. Repeat these steps for the
remaining two compounds.
Ionic Binary Compounds
Cation Anion Ionic Compound
3. Select one card from your cation stack and record. Select a card from your polyatomic
ion stack and record. Write the name of the resulting compound. Repeat these steps for
the remaining two compounds.
Ionic Ternary Compounds
Cation* Polyatomic Ion Ionic Compound
*Remember that the ammonium ion, NH4, is a cation (positive ion). All other polyatomic ions are anions.
4. To select for Molecular Compounds, you will need to separate the nonmetals from your
cards to form an individual stack. Choose any two nonmetals from the stack and record.
Choose any two prefixes and record. Repeat these steps for the remaining two
Nonmetal 1 Nonmetal 2 Prefix 1 Prefix 2 Molecular Compound
(Assign to (Assign to
Nonmetal 1) Nonmetal 2)
4. You will be assigned three acids to illustrate.
Presentations must be attractive and attention-getting. Use of animations, transitions, and other
multimedia tools is encouraged and will improve your overall grade.
Please refer to the grading rubric for specific requirements.