Nomenclature of Simple Binary Compounds-Names to Formulas
This is a basic exercise in converting names into formulas for
binary compounds. Since its effective use requires analysis of
text input there are some basic rules:
- This page does not contain any transition elements
and,thus, Stock notation is not used.
- Spelling matters very much. No effort has been made to
analyze input against possible spelling errors.
- The proper atomic symbol and capitalizations must be
- All compounds on this page can be viewed as simple binary
1. The user should refer to the periodic table for the proper
2. Pressing "New Compound" causes a small window to
appear with a name, an empty cell and a "Check Answer"
3. Enter the formula of the compound in the cell using the
- The formula must be a single word. NaCl is correct Na Cl
- Parentheses must be used appropriately.
- The numeric characters must be properly entered when
needed. The input will not show these as subscripts.
Calcium iodide will be CaI2, for example. Calcium nitrate
will be Ca(NO3)2.
- Do not put spaces at the end of the formula.
4. Press "Check Answer."
5. Results and score appear in the table on the top page.