Why is Chlorine Fluoride called "Chlorine Fluoride" rather than "Fluorine Chloride"? As I was taught in school that normally that when nonmetal combine with nonmetal then we write the compound with lower atomic number first.

Asked by jatin452002 | 6th Jun, 2017, 01:42: PM

Expert Answer:

 Fluorine is clearly the electronegative atom here in ClF.
Thus the name would be Chlorine fluoride.

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 6th Jun, 2017, 06:04: PM