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Monday, April 16
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?
Previous answer: Ferdinand Marcos wanted to call the Philippines Maharlika.
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