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Naming of molecules

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 1:59 pm
by JoseGonzalez_Lec2_2H
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?

Re: Naming of molecules

Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:57 pm
by Melanie_Wong_1K
I think it's just one or the other.

Re: Naming of molecules

Posted: Thu Mar 09, 2017 4:08 pm
by Trisha Agarwal 1O
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.