Problem: Write the formula for each molecular compound.chlorine monoxide

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We have to write the chemical formula for molecular compound chlorine monoxide.

Chlorine and oxygen are both nonmetals.

A compound formed by combination of two nonmetals is a covalent compound.

The rules for naming covalent compounds are as follows:

  • The first nonmetal is named normally and uses all numerical prefixes except mono.
  • The second nonmetal keeps its base name but has its ending change to –ide. It will also use any of the numerical prefixes.
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Write the formula for each molecular compound.

chlorine monoxide

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