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Unformatted text preview: For example, for CO the name will be carbon monoxide, and the final o of mono is dropped. Remember, it's only the final o or a. So, the name of ClO 2 will be chlorine dioxide, and no vowels are dropped. How do you know which element goes first? The element that comes first in the following list "goes" first. B, Si, C, Sb, As, P, N, H, Te, Se, S, I, Br, Cl, O, F Finally, H 2 O, which according to the rules should be called dihydrogen monoxide is always called water, and NH 3 , or nitrogen trihydride, is always called ammonia....
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- Fall '10
- Chemistry, Nitric oxide, Dinitrogen trioxide, Binary Covalent Compounds, dinitrogen pentoxide, Nitrogen dioxide