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Unit #6 NAMING COMPOUNDS

Introduction

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:

  1. every compound can be uniquely named from its chemical formula and
  2. each chemical formula has a name specific to that formula.

The rules 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.

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Burnaby, B.C. Canada V5G 3H2


All contents copyrighted © 1996-2006
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Chemistry Department - 3700 Willingdon Avenue
Burnaby, B.C. Canada V5G 3H2