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: 56b


Name of the compound $B_{2}Cl_{2}$ is diboron dichloride.

Work Step by Step

$B_{2}Cl_{2}$ is a molecular compound made of 2 non-metals. From fig. 3.10, we see that they are named as: $prefix + name \hspace{1mm}of \hspace{1mm}1^{st}\hspace{1mm} element \hspace{1mm}+\hspace{1mm}prefix+\hspace{1mm}basename\hspace{1mm}of\hspace{1mm}2^{nd}\hspace{1mm}element\hspace{1mm}+\hspace{1mm}ide $ Base name of chlorine is $-chlor$. Also, prefix is $-di$ for both elements. So, name of the compound $B_{2}Cl_{2}$ is diboron dichloride.
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