Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation


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What is the correct name for N2 O5?

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1. When naming a binary compound, what determines the prefix for an element in the compound?

2. Which of the following is NOT a property of covalent compounds?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Covalent compounds are essential to chemistry, and you can utilize this quiz and printable worksheet to assess your understanding of them. Topics discussed in these quiz questions include the definition and properties of covalent compounds, an atom's electrons, the name for N2O5 and naming a binary compound.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on the following in this quiz:

  • The prefix for an element when naming a binary compound
  • The definition and properties of covalent compounds
  • The outermost electrons of an atom

Skills Practiced

These guides will allow you to showcase your skill in:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the naming of elements in binary compounds and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on covalent compounds
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding an atom's electrons and their positions
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer practice questions concerning the properties of covalent compounds

Additional Learning

Consult this topic's lesson named Covalent Compounds: Properties, Naming & Formation for further information on the subject. Objectives of this lesson will include:

  • Define nonmetals, electronegativity and related vocabulary
  • Explain the octet rule and its significance to covalent compounds
  • Understand specific naming rules for naming binary compounds