Basic Organic Nomenclature
3. Functional Groups with Prefix Only (i)
Most functional groups are named by using either a suffix or a prefix. However a few
functional groups are only named as prefixes, which means that the rules already
learned for using prefixes can immediately be adopted for these such compounds.
The following table shows a set of functional groups named only as prefixes, and the corresponding prefix.
* In this function, the R represents an alkyl group and is the only one of these groups which needs to be discussed further.
Examples of the use of these prefixes (except alkoxy)
When alkyl branches and or more than one group named by a prefix are present in the same molecule, the several prefixes are intermixed and listed in alphabetical order.
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