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Binary Molecular Compounds

The molecules of a binary molecular compound are made up of two elements. Most, often both elements are nonmetals. 1. The name consists of two words, one for each element in the compound 2. The first word is the name of the element that appears first in the formula 3. The second word is an altered version of the name of the second element. This word retains the stem of the element name and replaces the ending by ide. 4. The names are further modified by adding prefixes. Mono is only used to…
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mono
NO nitrogen monoxide
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di
NO₂ nitrogen dioxide
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tri
N₂O₃ dinitrogen trioxide
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tetra
N₂O₄ dinitrogen tetroxide
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penta
N₂O₅ dinitrogen pentoxide
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hexa
SF₆ sulfur hexafluoride
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hepta
IF₇ iodine heptafluoride
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octa
P₄0₈ tetraphosphorus octoxide
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nona
P₄S₉ tetraphosphoprus nonasulfide
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deca
As₄o₁₀ tetraarsenic decoxide