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Naming Ionic or Covalent Compounds Naming Ionic and Covalent compounds follow different rules We will begin by learning the rules of naming ionic compounds first.
Naming Ionic Compounds 1.Start with the name of the first atom in the molecule. 2.Take the next atom in the molecule and replace its ending with an “ide” suffix. 3.Putting those two names together gives you the compound’s name. That is why NaCl is called Sodium chloride. It gets more complicated but for now stick with the rules.
Naming Covalent Compounds You will be expected to have the following memorized because you will need to know the prefixes for naming covalent compounds. PrefixMeaningPrefixMeaning monoonehexasix ditwoheptaseven trithreeoctaeight tetrafournonanine pentafivedecaten
These prefixes are inserted before each name in the compound to indicate how many of each type of atom are the molecule. However if the prefix used on the first atom is “mono”, we drop it.
Example of naming a covalent compound CO 2 has the name carbon dioxide. Since there is only one carbon in the molecule we should use the name mono before carbon. But we drop mono and just say carbon. However we have to put a “di” prefix in front of oxygen because we have 2 oxygen atoms present. Just like naming the ionic compounds, we change the last atom’s name to an “ide” ending.
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Example Name the compound whose chemical formula is AL 2 O 3 This is not a covalent bond because AL lies on the left of the zigzag line it is a metal. Thus this is a ionic bond. We simply name it aluminum oxide.
Example What is the name of the molecule PH 3 Since P and H are both non metals this is a covalent bond. The prefix for phosphorus (P) is “mono” but since it is the first atom we drop the mono. The prefix for hydrogen is tri and don’t forget to add the ide to the end of hydrogen. So we name this phosphorus trihydride.
Quick Check Name the following compounds 1.SF 6 2.K 3 N 3.P 2 O 3 4.CaCl 2 Give the chemical formulas for the following covalent compounds. 5. Oxygen dichloride 6. dicarbon dihydride
Quick Check answers Name the following compounds 1.SF 6 sulfur hexafluoride 2.K 3 N potassium nitride 3.P 2 O 3 diphosphorus trioxide 4.CaCl 2 calcium chloride Give the chemical formulas for the following covalent compounds. 5. Oxygen dichloride 6. dicarbon dihydride OCl 2 C 2 H 2