What is the name of #CoF_2#?
Cobalt Floride. or Cobalt diFloride.
The most common form of Cobalt has a charge of +2 so can bond with two Florine atoms.
To be more precise this compound could be named Cobalt +2 Floride . A more common name would be Cobalt di Floride.
The name is cobalt(II) fluoride.
Cobalt is in the
Here are the steps for deriving the name of a compound of a transition metal.
Step 1. Write the name of the transition metal
This gives: "cobalt".
Step 2. Add the name of the nonmetal with the ending "-ide"
This gives: "cobalt fluoride".
Step 3. Use the charge on the non-metal to find the charge on the transition metal
The charge on each
The charge on the
Step 4. Write the charge on the non-metal as Roman numerals in parentheses immediately after (no spaces) the name of the metal.
This gives the name: cobalt(II) fluoride.