Like all chemistry teachers, I dreaded the compounds unit because students always forgot naming rules or applied them incorrectly! I made this handout for students to practice naming compounds AFTER the students learned how to name binary molecules, ionic salts and metal oxides, and acids.
Rather than just hand this flowchart to students, you may wish to delete some or all text and have students write naming directions in their own words. Or delete the questions and have students work in small groups to decide what the questions must be to lead to each naming directions.
Either way, many students will need someone to show them how to start and follow the flowchart.