Some compunds listed here may not exist. This is not an error as those are just used as examples for clarity.

Elements and Simple Compounds


Elements can be detonated by its symbol in SBrackets "[ & ]" or alone.

Silver = Ag or [Ag]

Binary Compounds and Coordination Compounds

(n)L; and/or SBrackets detonate Ligands:

Water = O[H,H] = H2O = O[2L; H]

Ammonia = NH3 = N[3L; H] 

[Co(NH3)6]+3 = Co+3[6L; NH3] (full charges at end; Oxidation States after respective atom)

Sulfur Hexaflouride = S[6L; F]

More than one type of Ligand:

Simple: use "/" to separate types:

[CuCl5NH3]3- = Cu+2[5L;Cl/3L;NH3]3-

Chains and Rings


(n)[X]h where X is a compound, radical, or element. (if there is no [X] the base is Carbon (C))

2[OH]H = Peroxide

16H = hexadecane

Chains are numbered so that the first branch has the lowest numbered base and in the order of lowest to highest first atomic number:

5H[2;F, 4;Cl] = 2-fluoro-4-chloro-pentane


(n)[X]R (naming same as Chains) [For Cyclic]

(n)[X]r [For Aromatic]

6R = Cyclohexane

6r = Benzene

Rings are number based on the time system (12:00 is straight up, 6 is straight down, etc.)

Even Numbered Rigns

They're named based on the first member before 12

Basic Numbering Scheme.

6R[2:Cl] = 2-Chlorobenzene

Odd Numbered Rings

These are named at the point and then clockwise

3R[1-Cl] = Triange of  3 carbons with a chloro- group on the top vertex

Sub-branches ; Bonding and Stereochemistry


Sub-branches are named with :~: (stopped with a comma at the end to avoid confusion

6R[2/s/O:Cl:] = Ring of 6 carbons with 2nd carbon having a O-Cl group

Bonding (no Bonding characteristics: - single, = double, # triple, and /n/ for higher order}


Orbitals: s,p,f,g,h i...

Bond types sigma - s, pi - p, phi - f, delta - d

[<Central Atom Hybridizations,Orbitals>/<Bond(s)>/<Ligand or Branch Hybridization,Orbitals>]

O[2L; sp3/s/1s, H] = H2O with Bonding characteristics


Double Bond Stereochemistry is Signified with /s and \s

[F/C=C\F] = trans-fluoroethene

Others are signified after the Compound with a t (trans), c (cis), or using the R,S system (substituted for r,s for no confusion)

Final Section: Repeating Units and Disconnections

Repeating Units

For Compounds with repeating Units, the unit is compounds of elements, radicals, and/or compounds separated by commas

C[F,H] = CF2H2 (trans)

C[F,F] = CF2H2 (cis)


Disconnections can be Ionic:...

[Ca+2.2F-] = CaF2; [Na+.Cl-] = NaCl



Co[2L;NC+.C-1N] (hypothetical)