A song spoof I wrote to help me memorize the 14 polyatomic ions I needed to memorize for my Chemistry quiz in the middle of last semester.

Hope it helps you like it helped me :) Review is you like!

(To the tune of "Up On The Housetop")


Polyatomic ions are
Groups of atoms with less or more
Electrons inside their little clique
Fourteen to learn for my Chemistry quiz

Ho Ho Ho
Ions galore
Ho Ho Ho
Ions galore
Polyatomic ions stick
Into my mind so I'll pass this quiz

First comes the positive 1 because
Ammonium is the only one
NH4 and a positive 1
That's it now, plus 1 is done

Ho Ho Ho
Ions galore
Ho Ho Ho
Ions galore
Polyatomic ions stick
Into my mind so I'll pass this quiz

Next are the minus 1s, there are lots
Hydroxide OH, in the pot
Chlorate and chlorite
ClO, 3, 2
Nitrate and nitrite
NO 3, 2

Cyanide
CN, it's true
Acetate
C2H3-
O2 Sums up all the negative 1s
See, look how much that we've got done

Negative 2s, for they are quite great
Carbonate CO3, chromate
CrO4
Dichromate is next
Cr2O7
Just two more next

Sulfate
SO4
Sulfite
SO3
Negatives 2s, now that's a rap
I'm so happy my toes do tap

Finally the last, but not the least
Phosphate's the only negative 3
PO4
Now ain't that nice?
We've wrapped up the ions
With lots of spice

Ho Ho Ho
Ions galore
Ho Ho Ho
Ions galore
Polyatomic ions stick
Into my mind so I'll pass this quiz