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Nomenclature for Inorganic Compounds


Rules for Writing Formulas and Names of Inorganic Compound



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The following summary is based on the IUPAC Red Book (377 pages pdf file, 4.1 MB) rules operating since 2005. Earlier versions of the rules are still used in many textbooks but these have now been superseded and should be avoided. Like the rules of grammar in any language, these rules have been developed to prevent ambiguity. Just as when writing peoples' names, you should be very careful with spelling and the correct use of capitals letters and spaces.


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