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Unit 6: Introduction to Organic Nomenclature

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    The numerous modes of chemical representation and theories to describe bonding that we have learned play an important role in organic chemistry. In this unit we will take a brief look at the classification system for organic compounds and how the chemistry community communicates using an international naming system for molecular species.

    The learning objectives of this unit are:

    Unit Topic Learning Objectives

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    1. Structural Isomers
    2. Simple Alkanes
    3. Branching Alkanes
    1. Define hydrocarbon
    2. Sketch all the structural isomers of a hydrocarbon
    3. Differentiate between alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes
    4. Name simple alkanes
    5. Name branching alkanes according to the IUPAC system
    6. Sketch an alkane from its name

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    Alkenes

    Alkynes

    1. Name alkenes
    2. Name alkynes
    3. Sketch alkenes and alkynes based on their IUPAC name
    4. Name halogenated alkanes, alkenes, and alkynes

    Thumbnail: A chemical nomenclature is a set of rules to generate systematic names for chemical compounds. The nomenclature used most frequently worldwide is the one created and developed by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC).


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