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Offline diethyl

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Lots of chemical words would appear:'ph'='f'
« on: 02/09/2015 10:04:30 »
http://www.kxchemical.com/category/Sodium-Sulphite.html [nofollow]
Such as this, why?  Is this a translation error?
If not, why is there such a situation?


 

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Re: Lots of chemical words would appear:'ph'='f'
« Reply #1 on: 02/09/2015 13:00:19 »
I tried the URL in Chrome & Internet Explorer, and it looks OK to me...
 

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Re: Lots of chemical words would appear:'ph'='f'
« Reply #2 on: 02/09/2015 16:34:04 »
No problem, just a difference between American sulfur and British sulphur spelling of the same word.
 

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Re: Lots of chemical words would appear:'ph'='f'
« Reply #3 on: 02/09/2015 16:45:51 »
Alan is correct. The difference is US vs UK spellings. The same as center vs centre, odor vs odour, gray vs grey, and analog vs analogue. I think IUPAC nomenclature favors (favours?) the American spelling (http://www.nature.com/nchem/journal/v1/n5/full/nchem.301.html).
 

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Re: Lots of chemical words would appear:'ph'='f'
« Reply #4 on: 02/09/2015 19:55:15 »
in many cases (but not, as it happens, sulphur) the ph rather than f tells you that the word is derive from Greek.
 

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