What is the name for #C Cl_4#?

1 Answer
Jun 9, 2017

Carbon Tetrachloride


Since this is a covalent compound, not an ionic compound, don't make the mistake of saying it is carbon chloride.
Refer to a list of prefixes, I'm pretty sure it goes like:
1- Mono
2- Di
3- Tri
4- Tetra
5- Penta
6- Hexa
7- Hepta
8- Octa
9- Nona
10- Deca
Dont write Mono in front of the first compound, you can omit it, but you have to write it for the second part of the compound if its only 1. In this case, theres 1 carbon and 4 chlorine, hence, carbon tetra-chloride.