chemistry 2
Updated: 1/16/2021
chemistry 2

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  • Naming Binary-Molecular Covalent Compounds
  • First, you should name the polyatomic cation, and then you should name the polyatomic anion. For example, NaOH becomes sodium hydroxide.
  • Writing Binary-Molecular Covalent Compounds
  • In order to write binary-molecular covalent compounds, you should write the name of the first element. When writing the second element, include the prefix -ide. For example, Mg(OH)2 becomes magnesium hydroxide.
  • Alkanes
  • In order to name and write a formula for an alkane, you first need to consider whether the compound is an alkane or not by deciding whether it fits the formula of (Cn+12n-2), and then you need to consider the organic prefix needed. For example, CH4 becomes methane.