Problem: How many atoms does each of the following prefixes specify?hexa-

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We’re being asked how many atoms does the prefix hexa- specify.


Recall that we use these prefixes in naming covalent compounds. 

A covalent or molecular compound is composed of more than one nonmetal together.

Rules for naming molecular compounds:

1. The first nonmetal is named normally and uses numerical prefixes except mono.
2. The second nonmetal keeps its base name but has its ending changed to -ide.

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How many atoms does each of the following prefixes specify?

hexa-

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