IUPAC

IB Chemistry: IUPAC

As new substances were discovered or synthesized in the past their names may have been related to the natural substance or place they were derived from. For example, oil of wintergreen and Epsom salts Or they may have been named according to the use they were put to (e.g. washing soda crystals), or the person who first discovered the substance (e.g. Vaska’s compound1) or a variety of other reasons. As more and more...


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