why cann't we write HCL as CLH? why HCL only?

why cann't we write HCL as CLH?   why HCL only?


2 Answers

Shaurya Gupta
41 Points
9 years ago

While writing a name of a compound we always name the cation first and anion later. Thus when we write the structural formula we follow the same pattern. ( IUPAC rule ). Moreover the l of Cl is small.

mannam kiran kumar
40 Points
9 years ago

dear Ramji Dhanvath,

            generally we write any chemical equation first cation and then next we write anion so in this pattern we write the HCL only.

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