## Introductory Chemistry (5th Edition)

a) $ClO$. b) $XeO_{4}$ c) $XeF_{6}$ d) $CBr_{4}$ e) $B_{2}Cl_{4}$ f) $P_{4}Se_{3}$
Since all of the compounds are contently bonded (i.e. covalent compounds), we must name them using the appropriate prefixes. The first element name stays exactly the same and before the second compound, the appropriate prefix is added and the suffix for these compounds is "ide". a) $ClO$. Since the prefix is mono, it means there is one oxygen. b) $XeO_{4}$ Since there is no prefix for xenon, it means there is one xenon and since the prefix is tetra for oxygen, it means there are 4 oxygen c) $XeF_{6}$ Since there is no prefix for xenon, it means there is one xenon and since the prefix is hexa for fluroine, it means there are 6 fluroine. d) $CBr_{4}$ Since there is no prefix for carbon, it means there is only one carbon and since the prefix is tetra for bromine, it means there are 4 bromine. e) $B_{2}Cl_{4}$ Since the prefix is "di" for boron, it means there is two boron and since the prefix is tetra for chlorine, it means there is 4 chlorines. f) $P_{4}Se_{3}$ Since the prefix is "tetra" for phosphorous, it means there are 4 phosphorous and since the prefix is "tri" for selenium, it means there are 3 selenium atoms.