In chemistry the particular suffix used on a noun will often categorize what the chemical is. An “ase” suffix will often denote enzymes. An “ene” suffix will often define a gas like benzene. “Oxyl” is added for hydrogen compounds, hydroxyls. There are suffixes which denote proteins, salts, minerals,...What are the suffixes and their meanings?
Suffixes are morphemes (specific groups of letters with particular semantic meaning) that are added onto the end of root words to change their meaning. Suffixes are one of the two predominant kinds of affixes—the other kind is prefixes, which come at the beginning of a root word.