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Practice Finding Name and Formula

1.  Which of the following are ionic compounds?  Which are covalent compounds?  Name each compound.

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Formula

Ionic or Covalent?

Name

a)

MgF2

 

 

b)

CCl4

 

 

c)

NaC2H3O2

 

 

d)

Fe(NO3)3

 

 

e)

CoPO4

 

 

f)

Al2S3

 

 

g)

HCl

 

 

h)

(NH4)2CO3

 

 

 

2.  Name the following ionic compounds:

  1. Na2SO4                                                            
  2. K2S
  3. CuNO3                                                            
  4. Ba3(PO4)2

 

3.  Give the formulas for the following ionic compounds:

  1. aluminum hydroxide                                       
  2. iron (III)  nitride
  3. magnesium phosphate                                     
  4. ammonium sulfate
  5. silver carbonate                                               
  6. manganese (II) nitrate

 

4.  Give the formulas for the following covalent compounds:

  1. sulfur trioxide                                                 
  2. hydrobromic acid
  3. carbonic acid                                                   
  4. dinitrogen tetrachloride

 

5.  Fill in the following table:

 

Name

Formula

1

 

KCl

2

 

Co(OH)2

3

 

SO2

4

 

Fe3(PO42

5

 

HC2H3O2

6

 

Li2S

7

ammonium carbonate

 

8

dinitrogen tetroxide

 

9

silver sulfate

 

10

magnesium nitrate

 

11

copper(II) bicarbonate

 

12

aluminum phosphide