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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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  1. waheguru Group Title
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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

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  2. zepp Group Title
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    It would be Trioxide of ________ if you were talking about some compound

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  3. waheguru Group Title
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    It is a compound with is self

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  4. waheguru Group Title
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    three oxygens

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  5. zepp Group Title
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    Although, if you want to talk about \(\large \text{O}_3\), it would be trioxygen

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  6. waheguru Group Title
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    yes 03,

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  7. zepp Group Title
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    So trioxygen would be correct and for my previous post, it should be _____ trioxide, my bad.

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  8. waheguru Group Title
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    So its tripxygen because there is only one compound right?

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    Yes, in this case we could simply call it ozone ;x

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  10. waheguru Group Title
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    But say it was CO then it would be carbon oxide right

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  11. zepp Group Title
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    Yes

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  12. zepp Group Title
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    Monoxide*

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  13. waheguru Group Title
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    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

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    Mono - 1 Di - 2 Tri - 3 Tetra - 4 Penta - 5 and so on.

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    yes

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    What do you mean?

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  17. waheguru Group Title
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    So if an element is bonded with it self we dont add the ide but when its bonded with another we add the ide

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  18. zepp Group Title
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    Just for some on the elements, not all elements are like this

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    It's just a language thing, we add the ide because gen doesn't sound right sometimes

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  20. waheguru Group Title
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    n2 would be dinitrogen right?

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  21. zepp Group Title
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    Yep

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  22. waheguru Group Title
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    Thank You!

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  23. zepp Group Title
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    Welcome! :)

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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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