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Subject: rjlanc: Inorganic Nomenclature
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Date:Tue, 2 May 2017 09:30:17 -0500

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I too have been dismayed by the slowness of uptake of Nomenclature rules and
in some cases of authors making their own rules for use in their textbooks. I
did a quick survey of the dozen or so texts available in our library for a
first year course back in 1987 and commented on it in Journal of Chemical
Education, 1987, 64, 900-1.

For laboratory courses where names are expected, the more recent changeover
from chloro to chlorido may take a generation ??!!

With respect to errors I can't forget when in high school the Physics teacher
handed out a piece of paper for circulation to the class and told each
student to mark 1 foot according to the ruler we all carried around in those
days. When the 30-40 of us had finished it was amazing to see that the
difference between the shortest and longest foot was about half an inch!

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