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Question about Compound Notation

  • #1
Hello,
I have a question about notation.
What does it mean when you have two elements in parentheses seperated by a comma? For example,
(Zn, Cd)S

Also, what do elements which come after a colon mean? Specifically,
(Zn, Cd)S: Cu, Al

Thanks.
 

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  • #2
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Hello,
I have a question about notation.
What does it mean when you have two elements in parentheses seperated by a comma? For example,
(Zn, Cd)S
This should mean: sulfide of Zn and Cd (atoms of Zn and atoms of Cd in the same crystal of sulfide).
Also, what do elements which come after a colon mean? Specifically,
(Zn, Cd)S: Cu, Al

Thanks.
Don't know this one; maybe it means: in a solution containing copper and aluminum ions.
 
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Is this maybe some sort of electrochem cell diagram format?
 

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