We’re being asked to determine the name of N4Se4. Nitrogen, N and Selenium, Se are both nonmetals.
Recall that a covalent or molecular compound is composed of nonmetals which means N4Se4 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.
Name each molecular compound.
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