Title

Who’s Coming to the Party—The Greeks, The Romans, Or Nobody?

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2007

Publication Title

The Chemical Educator

DOI

10.1333/s00897072066a

Abstract

Students make many mistakes when first learning basic nomenclature of ionic and binary molecular compounds. One point of confusion often encountered is the use of Greek prefixes and Roman numerals in naming substances. A student-friendly method of teaching this material is described.