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Time for another science lesson! Sodium chloride ends in -ide. That tells us that the chloride is in its elemental anionic form and that there is no oxygen attached. An anion is an ion with more electrons than protons, so it has a net negative charge. On the other hand, the suffixes -ite and -ate indicate the presence of oxygen. The -ium suffix indicates an element, and all new elements end with it.

Its English name is from a Nahautl word, but its scientific name (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) means "wolf peach." What is it?

A) Avocado

B) Guacamole

C) Tomato

D) Potato

Previous answer: Ferdinand Marcos wanted to call the Philippines Maharlika.

TRIVIA FANS: Send the trivia questions you've always wanted answered, or original TriviaBits ideas of your own, with your full name and hometown, to Paul Paquet at paul@triviahalloffame.com or visit him online at www.triviahalloffame.com.

Paul Paquet has been writing trivia since the early 1990s, and has written roughly 100,000 questions.

For more, visit triviahalloffame.com or e-mail him at paul@triviahalloffame.com.

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