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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 N2O5?

Problem

What is the name of the covalent compound N2O5?

Solution

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.


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