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Nomenclature of Simple Binary Covalent Compounds The more metallic non-metal is written first in both the name and formula of the compound. The actual numbers of each non-metal atom present in a molecule of the covalent compound become the subscripts in the compound formula. Naming these compounds: --- The name of the first non-metal is unchanged, while the ending of the second non-metal is changed to __ide. --- However…. .non-metal atoms can combine together in various numbers producing completely
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Unformatted text preview: different compounds which are composed of the same elements. Thus, prefixes are used in their names to indicate the specific number of each atom present. A list of prefixes 1-12 is provided below. They must be memorized. Prefixes for Covalent Compounds 1 mono 2 di 3 tri 4 tetra 5 penta 6 hexa 7 hepta 8 octa 9 nona 10 deca 11 undeca 12 dodeca Exception: --- The prefix mono is dropped if there is only one atom of the first non-metal present in the compound....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course CHEM 11 taught by Professor Scholefield during the Spring '08 term at Santa Monica.

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