Chemistry: A Molecular Approach (3rd Edition)

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 0321809246
ISBN 13: 978-0-32180-924-7

Chapter 3 - Sections 3.1-3.12 - Exercises - Problems by Topic - Page 131: 47a


CO - Carbon Monoxide

Work Step by Step

1. First, begin by writing the name of the first element. Carbon - C. 2. Since, CO is a molecular compound (two non-metals joined together), we have to use the appropriate prefix for the second element. 3. Note that the second element, oxygen, has only one atom. This means we have to use the prefix "mono" and change oxygen's ending to oxide. 4. Combine the two names to get $$Carbon Monoxide.$$
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