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List of molecules with unusual names
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List of molecules with unusual names

Chemical nomenclature, replete as it is with compounds with complex names, is a repository for some very peculiar and sometimes startling names. A browse through the Physical Constants of Organic Compounds in the CRC Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (a fundamental resource) will reveal not just the whimsical work of organic chemists, but the sometimes peculiar compound names that occur as the consequence of simple juxtaposition. Some compounds whose names derive legitimately from their chemical makeup or from the geographic region where they may be found include:

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