Should chemicals have capital letters?

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Kuz
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Call me stupid but...

I'm in the middle of writing up my individual investigation for chemistry, and I don't know whether I should write the chemicals I'm refering to with capital letters? Its not at the start of the sentance but in the middle I think I should as they are names but I'm not sure??

I'm sure someone smarter than me knows whether I should or not?

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I think it only needs small letters, like sodium (not Sodium). That's what I do anyway. It's the least of my worries when it comes to meeting coursework deadlines!
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I think it only needs small letters, like sodium (not Sodium). That's what I do anyway. It's the least of my worries when it comes to meeting coursework deadlines!
Ok, thanks for your help!
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Ok, thanks for your help!
Names of chemicals are regular, bog-standard nouns so they don't need capitals. You only need capitals for proper nouns, which are the names of people, places or organisations.
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