Many articles discuss classes of compounds. Articles on compound classes do not feature a chembox. Scope:
- Ions including the notable conjugate acids and bases, distinct from the parent base and acid. Separate articles are also warranted on certain oxidized or reduced derivatives of elements or neutral molecules. Examples: chloride, oxide, nitrate, triflate.
- Classes of compounds. Examples: alcohol, aldehyde, carboxylic acid, steroid, chlorofluorocarbon, and metal carbonyl.
- Functional groups. Examples: Alkyl group, Phenyl group, and Benzyl group.