Nomenclature of Simple Binary Compounds Using Stock NotationThis is a
basic exercise in naming simple binary compounds which contain metals. Since its
effective use requires analysis of text input there are some basic rules:
- Stock notation must be used on this page.
- Common names such as "ferrous" are not used.
- Spelling matters very much. No effort has been made to analyze input
against possible spelling errors. There is a button below which can be pushed
to display the spelling of all polyatomic ions used on this page.
- Capitalization does not matter, the page can adjust for improper
- All compounds on this page can be viewed as simple binary compounds.
- For those combinations for which prefixes are not needed,e.g.
CaCl2, their use will result in an error.
Operation:1. Pressing "Display Spellings" will open a window containing
the spelling used for the polyatomic ions on this page. The user should refer to
periodic tables or other sources for spelling of elements.
2. Pressing "New
Compound" causes a small window to appear with a formula, two empty cells and a
"Check Answer" button.
3. Enter the first "part" of the compound in the first
cell and the second "part" in the second cell.
4. Enter the proper Stock
notation using the select window between the "first" and "second" parts. 5.
Press "Check Answer."
6. Detailed results and score appear in the table on
the top page.
7. If you get all or part of the name incorrect, you may go
back and correct your answer and resubmit it.
8. If you miss a problem three
times, pressing "Show Answer" will cause the correct answer to appear.
This page was developed by Prof George
Wiger of California
State University, Dominguez Hills campus.