|Re: Longest Word in the English Language|
Subject: Re: Longest Word in the English Language
by lovinlife on 2010/9/10 2:10:12
Some widely used:-
Common name - Chemical formula/name
Water - H2O
Oxygen - O2
Carbon dioxide - CO2
People can say-
“yo! Gimme water”
They can also go like-
“Can I have some H2O please?”
Even if you’re not aware of the reason behind the usage of chemical names for every common name, you must’ve heard these used at least a couple of times.
Tintin is just a common name (but not extensively known), and the ridiculously long name is its chemical/IUPAC one. (Which I don’t really get either)
And now why does every common name have to have a chemical name?
Cuz There are properties, formulas, rules, & reasons behind the formation of water, oxygen, Tintin etc. & by what, how, how much/many, it was made.
More importantly, Ya’ need to sit with a chemistry book, and a person who’s good at it, especially at organic/inorganic to actually get it through your brain – that’s what I did xD
dihydrogen-monoxide – isn’t it the same thing as H2O but sounds poisonous? lol