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Nomenclature of Nitro Compounds and Organic Nitrates

Nomenclature of Nitro Compounds

Name these compounds by naming the -NO2 as a nitro substituent.

  nitromethane

 

nitrobenzene

Try to draw a structure for the following compound

  • m-nitrobenzonitrile J

Nomenclature of Organic Nitrates

Name the alkyl group and follow with a space and the word nitrate.

  ethyl nitrate

Try to draw a structure for the following compound

  • benzyl nitrate J