Naming Covalent Molecules

Naming Covalent Molecules

Author: Angela Nichols

To learn how to name a binary covalent compound when given a chemical formula.

This packet contains a video with instructions on how to name binary covalent compounds, three examples, and several independent practice problems with solutions.

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Naming Covalent Compounds

Naming Binary Covalent Compounds

1) Write the name of the first nonmetal or metalloid.  If there is  more than one atom of this element, include a greek prefix.

2) Write the name of the second nonmetal or metalloid, changing the ending to "-ide".  Even if there is only one atom, you must always include a greek prefix.

Independent Practice Solutions

Independent Practice Solutions