In this unit
you will learn to name some ionic and molecular compounds. Over the decades
as chemists synthesis more and more new compounds, it was obvious that a systematic
way to name chemical compounds was necessary. What's important in the naming
process is that:
every compound can be uniquely named from its chemical formula and
each chemical formula has a name specific to that formula.
for this systematic way of naming compound were laid down by is the the International
Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). Today, we follow IUPAC system
to name compounds in order to avoid confusion and miscommunication.
In this course,
we will restrict to learning the rules for naming inorganic
compounds, which are compounds that do not contain carbon. Since these
rules are specific for different types of inorganic compounds, we will sort
the compounds into the following types and discuss how the rules are applied.