Chemistry: The Molecular Science (5th Edition)

Published by Cengage Learning
ISBN 10: 1285199049
ISBN 13: 978-1-28519-904-7

Chapter 2 - Chemical Compounds - Problem Solving Practice 2.12 - Page 71: b


Tetraphosphorus hexaoxide

Work Step by Step

There are four phosphorous atoms so we use the prefix "tetra." There are six oxygen atoms so we use the prefix "hexa." Finally, we use the -ide suffix for the second element.
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