2.4 Nomenclature of Molecular Compounds

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In this lesson you will learn:

  1. The rules for naming molecular compounds


 

1. Give the numerical prefix of the first element (omit if only one--mono).
2. Name the first element.
3. Give the numerical prefix for the second element.
4. Name the second element with the -ide suffix.
Naming Molecular Compounds dinitrogen tetroxide
Numerical Prefixes
1 mono
2 di
3 tri
4 tetra
5 penta
6 hexa
7 hepta
8 octa
9 nona
10 deca