Naming of Hydrocarbons on the Final

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Cameron Sasmor 1G
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Naming of Hydrocarbons on the Final

Postby Cameron Sasmor 1G » Thu Mar 12, 2015 8:16 pm

Will we need to know the common names of hydrocarbons on the final or is memorizing the IUPAC naming strategies adequate.

Neil DSilva 1L
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Re: Naming of Hydrocarbons on the Final

Postby Neil DSilva 1L » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:04 pm

I'm pretty sure Professor Lavelle said that both the common names and IUPAC naming are acceptable. So knowing either one should work.

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Re: Naming of Hydrocarbons on the Final

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Mar 12, 2015 11:10 pm

Neil is correct. Focus on the IUPAC system since it will be consistent and always correct. Common names are sometimes quite arbitrary.


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