Since we’re learning a bit of basic nomenclature in order to pick up chemistry as a second (or third?) language, I thought I’d share a bit about why the chemicals I’ve been making you name are interesting.
Dioxygen difluoride (O2F2, or FOOF), is what some call a high-energy oxidizer…and what others call Satan’s kimchi.
I mentioned that ammonium nitrate (NH4NO3) is a common ingredient in a lot of bombs…you can read a bit more about it (and explosives) here if you like. (DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME.)
Finally, here is the ammonium dichromate volcano I mentioned:
(Who wants to give me the chemical formula for that?)
If nomenclature is throwing you off, here are a few videos that might be helpful: