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Chemical Nomenclature

Nature volume 212, page 184 (08 October 1966) | Download Citation

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WOLFENDEN1 emphasizes the trivial basis of the nomenclature of the elements. In a systematic system the elements need only be named by their atomic numbers. Numerical subscripts could be replaced by letters, for example, water would become 1b8.

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  1. Department of Chemistry, College of Technology, Kevin Street, Dublin 8.

    • E. J. ROTHERY

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