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6.5.1: More Practice Naming

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  • Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Name the compound below.  Hint: Is it ionic or covalent?  Is the cation predictable or variable?

    CuCN

    Hint

    It is ionic.  It is variable, so you must determine the charge needed to make a total of zero charge. Roman numeral is needed.

    Answer

    copper (I) cyanide

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Name the compound below.  Hint: Is it ionic or covalent?  Is the cation predictable or variable?

    N2O3

    Hint

    It is covalent.  There is no cation.  Use prefixes to tell how many of each element are in the formula.

    Answer

    dinitrogen trioxide

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Name the compound below.  Hint: Is it ionic or covalent?  Is the cation predictable or variable?

    Sn3(PO4)2

    Hint

    It is ionic.  It is variable, so you must determine the charge needed to make a total of zero charge. Roman numeral is needed.

    Answer

    tin (II) phosphate

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Name the compound below.  Hint: Is it ionic or covalent?  Is the cation predictable or variable?

    SO3

    Hint

    It is covalent.  There is no cation.  Use prefixes to tell how many of each element are in the formula.

    Answer

    sulfur trioxide

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Name the compound below. Hint: Is it ionic or covalent?  Is the cation predictable or variable?

    Ba(OH)2

    Hint

    It is ionic.  It is predictable, so no Roman numeral is needed.  Just name cation and name anion.

    Answer

    barium hydroxide

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Write the formula of the compound below.  Hint: is it ionic or covalent?

    cadmium bromide

    Hint

    It is ionic.  Draw ions then put them together to make zero charge.

    Answer

    CdBr2

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Write the formula of the compound below.  Hint: is it ionic or covalent?

    nitrogen dioxide

    Hint

    It is covalent.  Use prefixes to figure out formula.

    Answer

    NO2

    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Write the formula of the compound below.  Hint: is it ionic or covalent?

    sulfur hexafluoride

    Hint

    It is covalent.  Use prefixes to figure out formula.

    Answer

    SF6

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