Nomenclature of Functionalized Compounds (13 min)

This tutorial builds upon the previous one on naming alkanes by presenting a general approach to naming a few other classes of organic molecules. (Runtime = 13:20)

Student Learning Outcomes
After viewing this tutorial and practicing problems from this website and your textbook, you should be able to:
• Name many of the functionalized compounds that you will encounter in this course.
• Understand how functional groups are incorporated into names of organic compounds.
• Be able to determine the types of functional groups that are in a compound based solely on its name. Note: most textbooks go into more detail on naming in chapters that focus on particular functional groups.

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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