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I have a question about naming molecular compounds we usually add a ide in the ending for the second elelemtn but what if there is only one element for example 03 would it be trioxygen or trioxide

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So do I add the ide as the ending for oxygen if it is the only element or do i make a trioxygen
It would be Trioxide of ________ if you were talking about some compound
It is a compound with is self

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three oxygens
Although, if you want to talk about \(\large \text{O}_3\), it would be trioxygen
yes 03,
So trioxygen would be correct and for my previous post, it should be _____ trioxide, my bad.
So its tripxygen because there is only one compound right?
Yes, in this case we could simply call it ozone ;x
But say it was CO then it would be carbon oxide right
Just clarifying, for any compound that is with it self does not have the ending of ide but if it with a different compound then is does
Mono - 1 Di - 2 Tri - 3 Tetra - 4 Penta - 5 and so on.
What do you mean?
So if an element is bonded with it self we dont add the ide but when its bonded with another we add the ide
Just for some on the elements, not all elements are like this
It's just a language thing, we add the ide because gen doesn't sound right sometimes
n2 would be dinitrogen right?
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There's a modern trend to naming allotropes of elements where there are identifiable molecules as if they were compounds, hence O2 is "dioxygen" and N2 is "dinitrogen" and so forth. But few chemists actually use those names. To most working chemists, O2 is "oxygen" and N2 is "nitrogen," because that's how the elements naturally occur. If you actually had some O you would call it "atomic oxygen" or something like that, because it's a rare and strange beast. It also runs into a little trouble with some elements, e.g. sulfur naturally occurs as S8 and phosphorus as P4, and saying "octasulfur" and "tetraphosphorus" sounds...well, strange. Then we get into the fact that one of the allotropes of carbon is C60....

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