Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises: 2.77b

Answer

Iodine pentafluoride.

Work Step by Step

To name a molecular compound, put the Greek prefixes in front of the elements. For the first element listed, iodine, there does not need to be a prefix, since if there is only one atom. Then add the prefix "penta" to the fluorine, since there are 5 fluorines, and replace the -ine with -ide.
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