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Nomenclature of Inorganic and Organic Compounds

Nomenclature is the process of naming chemical compounds with different names so that they can be easily identified as separate chemicals.

Inorganic compounds are compounds that do not deal with the formation of carbohydrates, or simply all other compounds that do not fit into the description of an organic compound. For example, organic compounds include molecules with carbon rings and/or chains with hydrogen atoms. Inorganic compounds are every other molecule that doesn't include these distinctive carbon and hydrogen structures. For the level of chemistry being taught at this time, it is seen that molecules that don't have either carbon rings or carbon chains with hydrogen atoms are generally inorganic compounds.


Nomenclature of these kinds of compounds are the topics of this section


                            Potassium Chlorate                                                                  Cyclohexanol


Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds, click here

Nomenclature of Organic Compounds, click here