New Chemical Nomenclature 1886

New Chemical Nomenclature 1886

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Today I have another old Chemical Handbook – its called New Chemical Nomenclature and its from 1886

A chemical nomenclature is a set of rules to generate systematic names for chemical compounds. The nomenclature used most frequently worldwide is the one created and developed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).

The primary function of chemical nomenclature is to ensure that a spoken or written chemical name leaves no ambiguity concerning which chemical compound the name refers to: each chemical name should refer to a single substance. A less important aim is to ensure that each substance has a single name, although a limited number of alternative names is acceptable in some cases.

Preferably, the name also conveys some information about the structure or chemistry of a compound. The American Chemical Society’s CAS numbers form an extreme example of names that do not perform this function: each CAS number refers to a single compound but none contain information about the structure.

I used to have to be able to sort through CAS books to identify the hazards associated with hazardous material spill, to be sure, its easier with common nomenclature to work with.

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