This program covers the very important topic of ionic compounds. We discuss how ionic compounds form and how to predict ahead of time what the chemical formula will be when given the atoms that form the ionic compound. We spend a great deal of time discussing how to name ionic compounds. The entire lesson is taught by working example problems beginning with the easier ones and gradually progressing to the harder problems. Emphasis is placed on giving students confidence in their skills by gradual repetition so that the skills learned in this section are committed to long term memory.