-ite Polyatomic Ions: Formulas and Charges
IIIA/13 IVA/14 VA/15 VIA/16 VIIA/17
Intro To
Polyatomic Ions

The Problem
-ite Rule
-ide Rule
Taylor's 3/4 -ate Rule
Taylor's Charge Rule

Carbonite

COXY-
Nitrite

NOXY-
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Click on the Y- for the charge

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Dot Structures -ate ions
The Complete Polyatomic Ions List
Phosphite

POXY-
   Sulfite   

SOXY-
Chlorite

ClOXY-
Other -ate Polyatomic Ions
Acetate Ion
Hydrogen carbonate Ion
Hydrogen phosphate Ion
Hydrogen sulfate Ion
Chromate Ion
Dichromate Ion
Dihydrogen phosphate Ion
Permanaganate Ion
Polyatomic Ion Charts
from Textbooks

McMurray: Table 3.2
Silverberg: Table 2.5
Corwin: Table 7.03
Tillery: Table 9.3
Kotz: Table 3.1
Hill: Table 5.04
Dot Structures
 Arsenite 

AsOXY-
Selenite

SeOXY-
Bromite

BrOXY-
Taylor's 3/4
Oxygen Rule   O-All
Border Three Rule:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Block of 6 Rule:
6Both   0 1 2 3 4 5 6   6All
O-Both   5 6   O-None
Transitional Metal O4 Rule:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8    T-All
Dot Structures    T-Both
Taylor's
Charge Rule   O-All
Single Bond Rule:
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
Double Bond Rule:
6All   0 1 2 3 4 5   6Both
Hydrogen Rule:
T-Both     1 2 3   O-None
Transitional Metal -2 Rule:
0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8   T-All
 Antimonite 

SbOXY-
Tellurite

TeOXY-
Iodite

IOXY-