Chemistry (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0078021529
ISBN 13: 978-0-07802-152-7

Chapter 2 - Questions and Problems - Page 78: 2.84


(a) PBr$_{3}$ (b) N$_{2}$F$_{4}$ (c) XeO$_{4}$ (d) SeO$_{3}$

Work Step by Step

To name a molecular compound, we keep the name of the first element as-is, adding a prefix denoting the number of atoms of that element that are present in the compound only if that number is greater than one. For the second element in the compound, we change the ending of the element to $-ide$ and add a prefix reflecting how many atoms of that element are in the compound. (a) PBr$_{3}$ (b) N$_{2}$F$_{4}$ (c) XeO$_{4}$ (d) SeO$_{3}$
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