Problem: According to the IUPAC nomenclature system, the types of compounds that use prefixes in their names are _______.A) ionic compoundsB) ionic compounds involving transition metalsC) polyatomic ionsD) covalent compounds made up of two nonmetalsE) compounds that contain polyatomic ions

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We're being asked to determine the types of compounds that use prefixes in their names.

Let's recall the rules for naming ionic and covalent bonds:


Ionic Bond

positively charged ion + negatively charged ion

metal(or polyatomic ion) + nonmetal(or polyatomic ion)

Rules for naming ionic compounds are as follows:

1. The metal keeps its name, and is named and written first.

– For transition metals, we use Roman numerals to denote its charge.

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According to the IUPAC nomenclature system, the types of compounds that use prefixes in their names are _______.

A) ionic compounds

B) ionic compounds involving transition metals

C) polyatomic ions

D) covalent compounds made up of two nonmetals

E) compounds that contain polyatomic ions

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