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0.3 Naming Molecular Compounds and Acids

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Naming molecular compounds

  • 1. Give the appropriate numerical prefix to the first element
  • 2. Name the first element using its regular name on the periodic table
  • 3. Give the appropriate numerical prefix to the second element
  • 4. Name the nonmetal using an “ide” ending
  • Ex. dinitrogen monoxide, N2O

Naming binary acids

  • 1. Hydro-
  • 2. Insert the name of element 2, replacing “-ine” with “-ic acid”
  • Ex. hydrochloric acid, HCl

Naming oxyacids

  • HClO – hypochlorous acid
  • HClO2 – chlorous acid
  • HClO3 – chloric acid
  • HClO4perchloric acid