Common Names

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Natassia Dunn 3G
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Common Names

Postby Natassia Dunn 3G » Wed Mar 01, 2017 4:37 pm

Will we ever have to write the common name in a problem in the homework or on a quiz/exam? Or are they primarily just used as references when talking about organic molecules instead of the IUPAC name?

Ruiz Samantha 2C
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Re: Common Names

Postby Ruiz Samantha 2C » Wed Mar 01, 2017 7:11 pm

I would imagine that we would need to write the common name if asked for, but I'm not entirely sure.

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Re: Common Names

Postby chris2E » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:36 pm

They're just for reference, on an exam it'll either explicitly state to give the IUPAC name or it'll simply say to name the compound (in which case either the IUPAC name or common name is acceptable).

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