How do you name the compound #N_2O_4#?

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Nov 18, 2016

diazote tetroxide

Nov 18, 2016


The IUPAC name for the compound #"N"_2"O"_4"# is dinitrogen tetroxide.

IUPAC is the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry.


A molecule of #"N"_2"O"_4"# has two (di-) nitrogen atoms and four (tetra-) oxygen atoms.

It is frequently called nitrogen tetroxide, dropping the prefix di- from nitrogen.