Basic Organic Nomenclature

An Introduction

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

1. The IUPAC Systematic Approach
II. The Root Names

Self-study Questions
Answers

Index


1. Give the root name for the following length carbon chains:
  • 8 - oct
  • 4 - but
  • 20 - icos
  • 3 - prop
  • 6 - hex
  • 12 - dodec
  • 2 - eth
  • 10 - dec
  • 1 - meth
  • 7 - hept

2. Give the number of carbons in the carbon chain indicated by the following roots:

  • but - 4
  • undec - 11
  • non - 9
  • pent - 5
  • dec - 10
  • prop - 3
  • oct - 8
  • dodec - 12
  • but - 4
  • eth - 2

3. Give the root and the family name in each of the following names and indicate how many carbons in the root chain of carbons: (ignore the numbers which appear in the names, for now)

questionroot namenumber
of carbons
family name
1-chlorohexanehex6chloro- -ane
pentan-2-olpen5-anol
undecanalundec11-anal
hept-1-enehept7-ene
4-bromononanenon9bromo- -ane
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