A covalent compound is composed of two different nonmetals in different proportions. 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 keep its base name but has its ending changed to –ide.
Write the formula for each molecular compound.
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