Naming of molecules

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JoseGonzalez_Lec2_2H
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Naming of molecules

Postby JoseGonzalez_Lec2_2H » Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:59 pm

Can I use IUPAC prefixes and common names in the same naming of a molecule? Or, does it have to be all IUPAC or all common names?

Melanie_Wong_1K
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Re: Naming of molecules

Postby Melanie_Wong_1K » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:57 pm

I think it's just one or the other.

Trisha Agarwal 1O
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Re: Naming of molecules

Postby Trisha Agarwal 1O » Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:08 pm

Yes! You actually can use both IUPAC and common naming for the same organic compound. We usually use common names with IUPAC naming to make the name look more concise. You will be able to find examples in the organic chemistry textbook under the section for common names.


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