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Chapter 4, Problem 24E
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Name each compound:

a . SF 6 b . N 2 O 4 c .  SO 2

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Each compound is to be named.

Concept introduction:

Molecular compounds contain only nonmetals that are covalently bonded to each other.

While naming any molecular compound, the name of the first element is written first, followed by the name of the second element and then, by a suffix “ide” or “ate”.

Ionic compounds are named by writing the name of the cation (metal), followed by the name of the anion (nonmetal) and then, by a suffix “ide”.

While naming ionic compounds, prefixes, such as di or tri, are not used to indicate the number of atoms.

Use the suffix “ide” for monoatomic anion and “ate” for polyatomic anion.

Explanation of Solution

a) SF6

SF6, sulfur hexafluoride, is a molecular compound that consists of two nonmetals bonded together by covalent bonds, which are formed by the sharing of valence electrons of the outermost shell of atoms. The name of the more metallic element is written first, followed by the name of the less metallic element. While naming any molecular compound, the name of the first element is written first, followed by the name of the second element and then, by a suffix “ide.”

Therefore, the name of the given compound is sulfur hexafluoride.

b) N2O4

N2O4, dinitrogen tetraoxide, is a molecular compound that consists of two nonmetals bonded together by covalent bonds, which are formed by the sharing of valence electrons of the outermost shell of atoms

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