Please explain nomenclature.

Asked by  | 17th Oct, 2008, 08:59: AM

Expert Answer:

If a compound contain two or more functional groups the important thing to learn the suffix and prefix name of all the functional groups. there is also a seniority table according to which we can select the junior and senior group.and then name them.

for eg ; CH3CH(OH)CH2CHO

In this compound the junior group is OH,so we use its prefix name(Hydroxy)

The name of this compound is = 3-hydroxy-butanal-1

Answered by  | 17th Oct, 2008, 09:47: AM

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