Talk:High School Chemistry/Nomenclature of ionic, covalent compounds, acids, bases, and hydrates

From Wikiversity
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Confusing bit should be removed or explained[edit source]

What does "I ate something icky. Don't bite -ous" mean? What is the purpose of this? If it has a purpose, it should be explained. If it doesn't have a purpose, however, it should be removed. Alyssathedork (discusscontribs) 15:36, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hey @Alyssathedork: thank you for reviewing my old high school chemistry notes! It surely was a refresher to look back at my old works from many years ago. I also see that you've contributed to similar works that I've published on Wikiversity. Thank you and welcome!
I can understand why that sentence can be confusing as I didn't explain the use of it - but it is a funny way for students to remember ternary acids. For example, if the polyatomic ion ends with "-ate" (such as nitrate), the acid will end with suffix "-ic" (for nitrate, the acid is "nitric acid"). I've gone ahead and revised that section so that the sentence's purpose is clear. Hope this helps! —Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:10, 22 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]