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This answer reflects a personal opinion and equally assumes you are student. ACD's ChemSketch for Windows offers an Academic Version here which limits the «structure to name» algorithm to 50 heavy atoms (the most typically found in ochem) and three cycles. Despite this numeric limitation, it equally covers heterocyclic chemistry, too: After drawing and ...


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The method used for naming the acids was adopted in the beginning of the 19th century. It goes like this. We first chose all the known acids with $b = 1$ in the formula $H_aX_bO_c$. If there is only one such acid, its name is made of the name of X plus the suffix $-ic$. Ex.: $H_3BO_3$ is the $boric$ acid. $H_2CO_3$ is the $carbonic$ acid. If there are two ...


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