Covalent Compound Names Quiz

See Whether You Can Name These Covalent Compounds

Test how well you can name covalent or molecular compounds and write the formulas from their names.
Test how well you can name covalent or molecular compounds and write the formulas from their names. PASIEKA / Getty Images

1. Let's start with an easy one. What is the formula for carbon dioxide?

2. There are a few common names of covalent compounds you should memorize. For example, what is the formula for water?

4. What is the formula for carbon tetrachloride?

6. What is the formula of nitrogen triiodide?

8. SiO₂ is found in sand, glass, and quartz. What is the correct name for this compound?

9. The formula for dinitrogen pentoxide is:

10. Ozone is another important covalent compound that is known by its common name. What is the formula for ozone?

Covalent Compound Names Quiz

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You've learned your weak spots when it comes to naming covalent compounds and writing their formulas. The basic concepts you need to master include the element symbols, the prefixes used to identify the number of atoms, and the naming rules.

Are you ready to try another chemistry quiz? See if you know the element symbols or test your knowledge of basic science facts.

Covalent Compound Names Quiz

You got: % Correct. Competent at Naming Covalent Compounds

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Nice work! You're comfortable naming covalent or molecular compounds and writing their formulas. If you're unsure of yourself, you can review the nomenclature rules and prefixes for covalent compounds. From here, it's a good idea to know the properties of covalent compounds.

How about another quiz? See if you know how to name ionic compounds or whether you can predict whether a compound is soluble or insoluble in water.