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Are CAS numbers considered proprietary?

CAS numbers itself don't contain chemical information, and initially set to help ACS' Chemical Abstract Service to organize their records. It is the only body to create and curate (both assign and ...
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What should be the IUPAC name of [(NH3)5Co-NH2-Co(NH3)4(H2O)]?

Nomenclature for Bridged Coordination Compounds I shall respond to this question with all the rules to be followed when there is a compound in the given formats: $\ce{[L_1M_1 < (1-2 ligands) > ...
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Why is o used for hydroxy groups in IUPAC naming instead of saying 2-hydroxy

Consider the two forms as dialects. With ortho (or o) you describe a 1,2 meta (or m) you describe a 1,3 para (or p) you describe a 1,4 relationship of two substituents of for instance a benzene ring....
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