We have to name the binary compound N2O5.
Binary compounds are those compounds which are made up to 2 elements.
N2O5 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 oxygen becomes oxide.
- The number of atoms are expressed using Latin numbers such as mono (1), di (2), tri (3), etc.