Problem: Name the following compounds:(e) P4O6

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We’re being asked to determine the name of P4O6. Potassium and oxygen are both nonmetals. 


Recall that a covalent compound is composed of nonmetals which mean P4Ois 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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Name the following compounds:

(e) P4O6

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