University Chemistry ›› 2020, Vol. 35 ›› Issue (9): 178-184.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201909028

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A Brief Introduction to the New Regulations of the Nomenclature of Inorganic Compounds

Guang Yang1,*(), Kaige Shi2   

  1. 1 College of Chemistry, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou 450001, P. R. China
    2 School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Zhengzhou Normal University, Zhengzhou 450044, P. R. China
  • Received:2019-09-16 Accepted:2019-10-08 Published:2019-10-21
  • Contact: Guang Yang
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The new names are listed for several types of common inorganic compounds such as allotropes, homopolyatomic cations, homopolyatomic anions, heteropolyatomic anions and oxyacids, based on "NOMENCLATURE OF INORGANIC CHEMISTRY – IUPAC Recommendations 2005". The characteristics of the new nomenclature have been analyzed and summarized, with emphasize on the introduction of the additive nomenclature.

Key words: Nomenclature of inorganic Compounds, Allotropes, Homopolyatomic ions, Heteropolyatomic anion, Oxyacid