Problem: What is the name of N2Cl4? Explain how you determined the bond type and the steps you used to determine the naming convention for the compound.

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We’re being asked to determine the name of N2Cl4. Nitrogen and chlorine are both nonmetals. 


Recall that a covalent compound is composed of nonmetals which mean N2Cl4 is a covalent compound.


The rules for naming covalent compounds are as follows:

1. The first nonmetal is named normally and uses all numerical prefixes except mono.

2. The second nonmetal keeps its base name but has its ending change to –ide. It will also use any of the numerical prefixes.


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What is the name of N2Cl4? Explain how you determined the bond type and the steps you used to determine the naming convention for the compound.

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