Basic Organic Nomenclature

An Introduction

Dave Woodcock,
Associate Professor Emeritus UBC (Okanagan)
©1996,2000, 2008

1. The IUPAC Systematic Approach
I. The How and the Why

Self-study Questions


Answer all the following questions before checking the answers. If you have difficulty, go back to the text page, read it through again, and check the example given
What is the root and what is the family name in the following?
  1. bromoethane
  2. ethanal
  3. pentanal
  4. pentanone
  5. undecanone
Check Answers
Review: How and Why.

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