Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry

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This article is about the book. For the rules and recommendations contained in the book, see IUPAC nomenclature of inorganic chemistry 2005.
The front cover of the 2005 edition of the Red Book

Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry, by chemists commonly referred to as the Red Book, is a collection of recommendations on inorganic chemical nomenclature. It is published at irregular intervals by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC). The last full edition was published in 2005,[1] in both paper and electronic versions.

Published editions
Release year Title Publisher ISBN
2005 Recommendations 2005 (Red Book) RSC Publishing 0-85404-438-8
2001 Recommendations 2000 (Red Book II)
RSC Publishing 0-85404-487-6
1990 Recommendations 1990 (Red Book I) Blackwell 0-632-02494-1
1971 Definitive Rules 1970  [1] Butterworth 0-408-70168-4
1959 1957 Rules Butterworth
1940/1941 1940 Rules Scientific journals

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  1. ^ International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (2005). Nomenclature of Inorganic Chemistry (IUPAC Recommendations 2005). Cambridge (UK): RSCIUPAC. ISBN 0-85404-438-8. Electronic version.

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