Nomenclature of Alkanes (21 min)

Your ability to name organic compounds (for the entire course) is grounded in your understanding of how to name alkanes. This tutorial covers the basics of alkane nomenclature. (Runtime = 20:51)

Student Learning Outcomes
After viewing this tutorial and practicing problems from this website and your textbook, you should be able to:
• Name alkanes based on a provided structure.
• Translate an alkane name to a chemical structure or formula.
• Recognize and name alkyl group substituents in a compound.

Practice Problems
Here are some problems to get you started. You should first try each on a piece of paper. Then, place your cursor over the graphic and click on right arrow that appears to see the answer. The right and left arrows allow you to move back and forth between problems. Please note that these are not the only types of problems/questions that exist on this topic. Refer to your textbook and any problems your instructor provides you for more practice with this subject.


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