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

Index


If you have problems getting most of these right, review the Root Name page.

1. Give the root name for the following length carbon chains:

  • 8
  • 4
  • 20
  • 3
  • 6
  • 12
  • 2
  • 10
  • 1
  • 7

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

  • but
  • undec
  • non
  • pent
  • dec
  • prop
  • oct
  • dodec
  • but
  • eth

3. Give the root and the family name from 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)

  • 1-chlorohexane
  • pentan-2-ol
  • undecanal
  • hept-1-ene
  • 4-bromononane
Answers

Review Root Name page

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