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Stay with the rules set by IUPAC's colour books, e.g. Blue Book for organic compounds, and Red Book for inorganic compound, and and don't capitalize the names if these names are used within an English phrase. Descriptors like (E/Z) you always capitalize are a different thing, though. If these documents are too long for you, you may consider their condensed ...


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The suffix "-ine" is not necessarily a bad thing causing dependence, proline is just an amino acid and chlorine is a gas. So there must be another reason! As per the Elsevier's Dictionary of Chemetymology -in(e): ultimately derived from -inus (Latin suffix meaning belonging to or being similar to) One can then immediately guess the ancient ...


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