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Writing Formulas and Naming Compounds. Binary Covalent Compounds. Remember…. COMPOUNDS ARE NEUTRAL!!!. Binary Covalent Compounds. Compound composed of a Nonmetal and a Nonmetal Binary means Two Each Compound will have a First Name and a Last Name. Rules for the First Name.

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Writing formulas and naming compounds

Writing Formulas and Naming Compounds

Binary Covalent Compounds


Remember
Remember…

COMPOUNDS ARE NEUTRAL!!!


Binary covalent compounds
Binary Covalent Compounds

  • Compound composed of a Nonmetal and a Nonmetal

  • Binary means Two

  • Each Compound will have a First Name and a Last Name


Rules for the first name
Rules for the First Name

  • Name the first nonmetal

  • If the subscript indicates two or more atoms, use the prefixes from the table (Di- to Deca)

  • DO NOT USE THE PREFIX “MONO” FOR THE FIRST NONMETAL NAME!!!


Rules for the second name
Rules for the Second Name

  • If the subscript indicates that there are one or more atoms use the prefixes from the table (Mono- to Deca-)

  • Change the ending of the Second Nonmetal to an –ide ending