A rose by any other name..

Here’s the answer to my last blog, 1st August 2012

Lithium and fluorine react to make lithium fluoride.

When naming ionic compounds:

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NaCl = sodium chloride
NaClO = sodium chlorate (I)
The (I) in roman numerals is the oxidation number of the chlorine

Can you draw a bonding diagram for the formation of lithium fluoride from lithium and fluorine atoms?

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