User:Qwertyxp2000/Preferred IUPAC name

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    A preferred IUPAC name is the name of a chemical compound that follows the rules set by IUPAC. Rules are used to control how the chemical compound is named. For example, tetrachloromethane is the IUPAC name for carbon tetrachloride. Currently, the preferred IUPAC name is only used for organic compounds. Organic compounds are named differently because many people name them using the IUPAC system.

    Naming compounds[change | change source]

    Instead of calling a compound as a cation and an anion (such as the case for carbon tetrafluoride), the preferred IUPAC name names compounds using a complex set of rules. These examples include:

    • Naming the main chain
    • Naming the branches
    • Naming the active compunds