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waheguru
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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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waheguru Group Title
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
 2 years ago
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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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zepp Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It would be Trioxide of ________ if you were talking about some compound
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waheguru Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
It is a compound with is self
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waheguru Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
three oxygens
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zepp Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Although, if you want to talk about \(\large \text{O}_3\), it would be trioxygen
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zepp Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
So trioxygen would be correct and for my previous post, it should be _____ trioxide, my bad.
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waheguru Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
So its tripxygen because there is only one compound right?
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zepp Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Yes, in this case we could simply call it ozone ;x
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waheguru Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
But say it was CO then it would be carbon oxide right
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waheguru Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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zepp Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Mono  1 Di  2 Tri  3 Tetra  4 Penta  5 and so on.
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zepp Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
What do you mean?
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waheguru Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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zepp Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Just for some on the elements, not all elements are like this
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zepp Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
It's just a language thing, we add the ide because gen doesn't sound right sometimes
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waheguru Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
n2 would be dinitrogen right?
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waheguru Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Thank You!
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Carl_Pham Group TitleBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
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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