In the Make Molecules or the Collect Multiple pages of the simulation, when a molecule is created the name will display. Smaller binary molecules can be created, demonstrating how this naming system works.
Match each of the chemical formulas to the correct name of the molecule.
Drag the appropriate items to their respective bins.
Binary molecular compounds follow a general naming scheme where each of the elements is identified and given a prefix to indicate how many atoms of each is present.
The element furthest to the left (or furthest down if they are in the same group) in the periodic table will be named first according to the element name. The only exception to this is any compound with oxygen that also contains chlorine, bromine, or iodine. In this case the oxygen is named last and the halogen is named first according to the element name. The ending of the second element in all cases is replaced with "ide."
Because more than one molecule with the same elements can exist, prefixes are used to indicate the quantity of each atom involved. The following prefixes are used:
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