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Common Names v IUPAC

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 1:02 am
by JasmineChavez 1E
Since the common names were made before the IUPAC do we HAVE to know the common names and their structure at this point .. for example will we be given problems with common names rather than IUPAC names and be expected to draw them or give the formula based on that on the quiz or final?

Re: Common Names v IUPAC

Posted: Mon Feb 29, 2016 11:28 am
by Chem_Mod
If naming compounds, you can use IUPAC if you would like. However, there can be molecules given with common names and you would have to draw them.