Relating chemical names to structure Your new ly acquired know ledge of bonding can im m ediately be p u t to w ork in understanding the rationale beh ind system atic chemical names. The major sub-classification is betw een inorganic (mineral) m aterials and organic (biological) ones and th is chap ter aims to show the basis of nam ing for a reasonable range of each. It cannot be com plete bu t will show you some of the clues by w hich nam es come to have m eaning.