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Binary covalent molecular compounds composed of two nonmetals other than hydrogen

Binary covalent molecular compounds composed of two nonmetals other than hydrogen

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Binary covalent molecular compounds composed of two nonmetals other than hydrogen Nomenclature must include prefixes that specify the number of atoms of each element in the compound. Use the minimum number of prefixes necessary to specify the compound. Frequently drop the prefix mono- . Formula Name CO carbon monoxide CO 2 carbon dioxide SO 3 sulfur trioxide OF 2 oxygen difluoride P 4 O 6 tetraphosphorus hexoxide P 4 O 10 tetraphosphorus decoxide
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Unformatted text preview: • The oxides of nitrogen illustrate why covalent compounds need prefixes and ionic compounds do not. • Formula Old Name Modern Name • N 2 O nitrous oxide dinitrogen monoxide • NO nitric oxide nitrogen monoxide • N 2 O 3 nitrogen trioxide dinitrogen trioxide • NO 2 nitrogen dioxide nitrogen dioxide • N 2 O 4 nitrogen tetroxide dinitrogen tetroxide • N 2 O 5 nitrogen pentoxide dinitrogen pentoxide...
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