Problem: What is the name of the compound B2Cl2?

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We are being asked to name the compound B2Cl2

First, let's identify the type of compound

  • B → boron → nonmetal
  • Cl → chlorine → nonmetal
  • nonmetal + nonmetal → covalent compound

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What is the name of the compound B2Cl2?

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