A41 - for the purposes of this course If no metal is present the compound is a molecular compound If the ammonium ion NH 4 is present the compound

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Never use the mono prefix for the first element and always use a prefix for the second element . CO carbon mon oxide NO nitrogen mon oxide N 2 O di nitrogen mon oxide. ..laughing gas PCl 3 phosphorus tri chloride CCl 4 carbon tetra chloride Deciding Which Nomenclature Rules to Follow 1. Determine whether the compound is an ionic compound or a molecular compound. If a metal is present, the compound is an ionic compound
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Unformatted text preview: for the purposes of this course. If no metal is present, the compound is a molecular compound. If the ammonium ion, NH 4 + is present, the compound is ionic. 2. If the compound is ionic, use the names and charges given in the tables. 3. If the compound is a molecular compound, use the rules for naming binary molecular compounds...
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This note was uploaded on 04/28/2010 for the course ENGN 45 taught by Professor Wendy during the Fall '09 term at City College of San Francisco.

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