Chemistry: The Central Science (13th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321910419
ISBN 13: 978-0-32191-041-7

Chapter 2 - Atoms, Molecules, and Ions - Exercises - Page 77: 2.78a


Dinitrogen monoxide.

Work Step by Step

It is named according to the rules of naming binary molecular compounds. A prefix is used to name according to the number of atoms present and the name of the second element ends with '-ide'. Thus, in $N_{2} O$, two atoms of nitrogen are present (Dinitrogen) and one atom of oxygen is present (Monoxide). Thus, Dinitrogen monoxide.
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