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Ch.1 - Intro to General Chemistry
Ch.2 - Atoms & Elements
Ch.3 - Chemical Reactions
BONUS: Lab Techniques and Procedures
BONUS: Mathematical Operations and Functions
Ch.4 - Chemical Quantities & Aqueous Reactions
Ch.5 - Gases
Ch.6 - Thermochemistry
Ch.7 - Quantum Mechanics
Ch.8 - Periodic Properties of the Elements
Ch.9 - Bonding & Molecular Structure
Ch.10 - Molecular Shapes & Valence Bond Theory
Ch.11 - Liquids, Solids & Intermolecular Forces
Ch.12 - Solutions
Ch.13 - Chemical Kinetics
Ch.14 - Chemical Equilibrium
Ch.15 - Acid and Base Equilibrium
Ch.16 - Aqueous Equilibrium
Ch. 17 - Chemical Thermodynamics
Ch.18 - Electrochemistry
Ch.19 - Nuclear Chemistry
Ch.20 - Organic Chemistry
Ch.22 - Chemistry of the Nonmetals
Ch.23 - Transition Metals and Coordination Compounds

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

Problem

What is the name of the covalent compound CCI4?

Solution

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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