Sorry, I'll remember that for the future. Thank you.
Unfortunately, I'm extremely new to this and I'm not wrapping my head around it ever so quickly, and I'd understand if I'm a tad early for this forum. Hopefully it's not too much frustration. Thank you for helping out.
So, lithium hydroxide -- Symbols: Li, OH-. The charge of the hydroxide group is negative (not sure if written name is supposed to be negative one or just the formula is like so), and the charge from lithium is positive, and what I'm comprehending from this is that the answer is LiOH.
Ammonium Nitrate -- Symbols: NH4+, NO3-. Ammonium is positive four, nitrate is negative three. I was told the positives and negatives had to be equal. I checked the answer here because I hadn't a clue, but I was guessing you would write NH4NO4 so they were equal..
Lead (II) Perchlorate -- Symbols: Pb, Clo4-, lead is multivalent because it has several charges: 2+ and 4+ but because of the roman numeral it's +2 in this case, there's the negative 4, and this is different from my last answer, but wouldn't it be something like Pb2ClO4? I have no idea how or why they work as such.
Potassium Permanganate -- Symbols: K, MnO4-, potassium is positive, permanganate group is negative 4. I'd figure it would be K4MnO4, for it to be equal..
Clearly missing a big picture with the balancing and/or charges. I'm completely lost. I'm quite shy to ask my instructor for help also. He's very wanting to get home after classes are finished and I find myself panicking when he's teaching individually because he's just fairly fast-paced.