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namingcompounds - Simple Rules for naming Compounds:...

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Simple Rules for naming Compounds: Compound ← ↓→ Binary Compounds (Two different elements ) Polyatomic (3 elements) Rule: Name the first element, then name the Rule: name the first element, second element changing the last syllable then name the polyatomic ion to -ide. ______ ______ide ________ ______ (a)If the first element is transition metal, use Roman Numerals (a) If the two elements are non-metals prefixes must be used: mono, di, tri, tetra, and penta. (b) If it is a metal and non-metal and the first element is a transition metal, Roman Numerals must be used. Example: Name CaCl 2 Since CaCl 2 has two elements, it follows the rule for two elements and ends in -ide. Calcium Chlor ide Now check to see if (a) is calcium is a transition element- it is not (b) is the compound made of two non-metals- it is not. Therefore the name is calcium chloride. Name CuCl 2 Since CuCl 2 has two elements it follows the rule for two elements and ends in -ide. Copper Chlor
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