Chemistry Practice Problems Chemical Bonds Practice Problems Solution: Use the appropriate naming convention (for ionic o...

Solution: Use the appropriate naming convention (for ionic or molecular substances) to assign a name to each of the compounds SiF4 and LaF3.

Problem

Use the appropriate naming convention (for ionic or molecular substances) to assign a name to each of the compounds SiF4 and LaF3.

Solution

We have to write names using appropriate conventions for SiF4 and LaF3.


To write the name of a compound, we have to first determine the convention that we have to use for it.

SiF4 is composed of Si and F, which are both nonmetals. A compound composed of nonmetals is a covalent compound.

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