for a covalent compound, what is the name for the combination of 2 nitrogen atoms and 5 oxygen atoms?eg. for the combination 1 carbon atom with 1 oxygen atom: Name : carbon monoxideFormula : CO  

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jeew-m | College Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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This can be named in two ways.

Here we have two Nitrogen and 5 oxygen.

So we can say Dinitogen Pentaoxide.

 

Another way is to do this is by oxidation state. In `N_2O_5` oxidation state of N is 5. So we can say the name as;

Nitrogen(V) Oxide     [ Nitrogen five Oxide]

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krishnasis123 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

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N2O5   

Dinitrogen Pentoxide 

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