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: c


Carbon tetrachloride

Work Step by Step

There is one carbon atom, and it is the first element, so no prefix is needed. There are four chlorine atoms, so we use the prefix "tetra," and it is the last element so we use the suffix "ide."
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