Problem: What is the name of the covalent compound CCI4?

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We have to name the compound CCl4. CCl4 is a binary compound.

Binary compounds are those compounds which are made up to 2 elements.

CCl4 is made up of two elements: Carbon and chlorine.

The names of covalent compounds are written using these rules:

  • The name of the element with lower electronegativity is written first.
  • The name of the element with higher electronegativity is modified by removing the ending from the name of the element and adding “ide”. For example chlorine becomes chloride.
  • The number of atoms are expressed using Latin numbers such as mono (1), di (2), tri (3), etc.

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What is the name of the covalent compound CCI4?

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