What is the name of the covalent compound CCl4?

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Think, first, about the type of molecule or formula unit you have (covalent or ionic). In this case, it is a covalent molecule. You start with the carbon. You could say monocarbon, but if it is just said to be carbon it is assumed to be one. Then you take the prefix for 4 and tack it on to the beginning of the chlorine. For this, the name is carbon tetrachloride.

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