Determine whether the name shown for each molecular compound is correct. If not, provide the compound's correct name.
(a) NCl3 nitrogen chloride
(b) CI4 carbon(IV) iodide
(c) CO carbon oxide
(d) SCl4 sulfur tetrachloride
Here, we are going to determine whether the name given for the molecular compounds is correct.
There are certain basic rules which must be followed while writing the names of molecular compounds. They are:While naming a molecular compound, the more electropositive(forms positive ions in chemical reactions) element is written first and the more electronegative(forms negative ions in chemical reactions) element is written in last.The more electronegative element is written or ended with an -ide suffix.Both the elements are preceded by a prefix(e.g., di, tri, tetra, etc.) to indicate the number of atoms of the element in the molecular compound.