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Is the word quad greek or latin?
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Why the difference between numerical prefixes quad vs tetra?
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What is the meaning of the latin and greek word of biology?
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Why is it tetra and not quad prefix for four in a covalent bond?
Chemistry uses the Greek prefixes for moleclar geometries: mono-, di-, tri, tetra-, penta, hexa-, hepta- Quad belongs to the latin series: uni-, bi, ter, quad, quin, sxa, septa. Chemistry is not consistent however. In the nomenclature of organic molecules it switches from Greek- to-Latin: "pentane", hexane" (Greek) but"nonane" "decane" (Latin)