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In this activity, students will play a modified version of the classic Memory Game in order to help identify common ions by name and symbol. This activity provides an opportunity for students to increase their familiarity with the names and formulas of common ions that they will be expected to properly use when they begin writing chemical formulas and reactions.

Ammonium

NH4+1

Silver

Ag+1

Copper (I)

Cu+1

Hydronium

H3O+1

Sodium

Na+1

Rubidium

Rb+1

Hydrogen

H+1

Lithium

Li+1

Potassium

K+1

Zinc

Zn+2

Tin (II)

Sn+2

Cadmium

Cd+2

Mercury (I)

Hg2+2

Chromium (II)

Cr+2

Cobalt

Co+2

Copper (II)

Cu+2

Mercury (II)

Hg+2

Iron (II)

Fe+2

Nickel

Ni+2

Lead (II)

Pb+2

Manganese (II)

Mn+2

Beryllium

Be+2

Magnesium

Mg+2

Calcium

Ca+2

Strontium

Sr+2

Barium

Ba+2

Aluminum

Al+3

Iron (III)

Fe+3

Chromium (III)

Cr+3

Scandium

Sc+3

Antimony (III)

Sb+3

Bismuth

Bi+3

Arsenic

As+3

Lead (IV)

Pb+4

Manganese (IV)

Mn+4

Tin (IV)

Sn+4

Antimony (V)

Sb+5

Acetate

C2H3O2-1

Chlorate

ClO3-1

Hydrogen carbonate (bicarbonate)

HCO3-1

Hydroxide

OH-1

Chlorite

ClO2-1

Hypochlorite

ClO-1

Cyanide

CN-1

Thiocyanate

NCS-1

Nitrate

NO3-1

Nitrite

NO2-1

Perchlorate

ClO4-1

Permanganate

MnO4-1

Fluoride

F-1

Chloride

Cl-1

Bromide

Br-1

Iodide

I-1

Silicate

SiO3-2

Carbonate

CO3-2

Dichromate

Cr2O7-2

Sulfate

SO4-2

Chromate

CrO4-2

Peroxide

O2-2

Oxalate

C2O4-2

Sulfite

SO3-2

Oxide

O-2

Sulfide

S-2

Nitride

N-3

Phosphide

P-3

Phosphate

PO4-3