Basic chemistry help for students and teachers

 

Interactive Chemistry Worksheets for Students

 

Periodic table

Naming compounds

Basic formula

Simple compounds

Ionic compounds 1

Ionic compounds 2

Chemical suffixes

Old chemical names

Hydrocarbons - Alkanes

Alkanes, alkenes & alkynes

Alkanols to alkanoic acids

 

Common compounds

Common formula quiz

Acids, bases and salts

Covalent compounds

Printable worksheets
 

 

 

Old chemical names based upon 'Latin' have been replaced by using modern names from the Periodic Table.

Roman numerals are added to the metal element to tell us its combining power or valency. eg. Iron(III) Fe3+ or iron(II) Fe2+

 

Old Chemical Names Table

 
Old chemical name
Proper chemical name
Chemical formula
1.
Ferric chloride
Iron(III) chloride
Answer
FeCl3
Answer
2.
Ferrous chloride
Iron(II) chloride
Answer
FeCl2
Answer
3.
Cupric iodide
Copper(II) iodide
Answer
CuI2
Answer
4.
Cuprous iodide
Copper(I) iodide
Answer
CuI
Answer
5.
Mercuric nitrate
Mercury(II) nitrate
Answer
Hg(NO3)2
Answer
6.
Mercurous nitrate
Mercury(I) nitrate
Answer
HgNO3
Answer
7.
Stannic oxide
Tin(IV) oxide
Answer
SnO2
Answer
8.
Stannous oxide
Tin(II) oxide
Answer
SnO
Answer
9.
Plumbic oxide
Lead(IV) oxide
Answer
PbO2
Answer
10.
Plumbous oxide
Lead(II) oxide
Answer
PbO
Answer