Problem: Write a formula for each of the following molecular compounds. Express your answer as a chemical formula.a. radon tetrafluorideb. tetraphosphorus decoxidec. xenon tetrafluorided. diboron trioxidee. iodine monobromide

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We’re being asked to write a chemical formula for each of the given molecular 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.

Numerical Prefixes:

Mono              1                     Di                    2
Tri                   3                     Tetra               4
Penta             5                      Hexa              6
Hepta             7                      Octa               8
Nona              9                      Deca              10

*numbers are written as subscripts of the element in the chemical formula

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Write a formula for each of the following molecular compounds. Express your answer as a chemical formula.

a. radon tetrafluoride

b. tetraphosphorus decoxide

c. xenon tetrafluoride

d. diboron trioxide

e. iodine monobromide

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