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: 48c


BrF$_{5}$ - Bromine Pentafluoride

Work Step by Step

1. First, begin by writing the name of the first element. Br -Bromine. 2. Since, BrF$_{5}$ 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 , fluorine, has five atoms. This means we have to use the prefix "penta" and change fluorine's ending to fluoride 4. Combine the two names to get: $$Bromine Pentafluoride$$
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