The suffix -ite indicates a low oxidation state. Thus, the NO2 ion is the nitrate ion. The suffix -ate indicates a high oxidation state. For example, the NO3 ion is the nitrate ion. The prefix hypo- is used to indicate the very lowest oxidation state.
1. a suffix of nouns specifically denoting people associated with a place, tribe, leader, doctrine, system, etc.
An old chestnut; the ite ending usually designates the next LOWER oxidation state. It generally refers to ions containing more than one oxygen atom.
-ate if it contains three or more elements, one of which is oxygen.
The suffix -ate indicates a high oxidation state. For example, the NO3 ion is the nitrate ion. The prefix hypo- is used to indicate the very lowest oxidation state. For example, the ClO ion is the hypochlorite ion. The prefix per- (as in hyper-) is used to indicate the very highest oxidation state.
Answer and Explanation: An -ate or -ite at the end of a compound name usually indicates that the compound contains: A) a polyatomic ion. See the full answer below.
The majority of polyatomic ions are anions, with names ending in “ate” or “ite”.
RULES: NAMES: Name the positive ion first, then the negative ion. Never use numeric prefixes. Negative single-atom ions end in “-ide”, so binary compounds always have this ending. Polyatomic compounds usually end in “-ate” or “-ite”.
ITE means “okay”. ITE is a contraction of the word “okay”. It’s a colloquial word used to indicate agreement or agreement, as a statement that everything is okay, or as a question.