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Introduction To Nomenclature Of Organic Compounds

Types of naming system:

  1. Common or trivial system
  2. IUPAC (International union of pure and applied chemistry) system

1. Common system
This system names the organic compounds on the basis of their source of origin.

2. IUPAC system
This system names the organic compounds on the basis of their structure. According to the IUPAC system, the name of organic compounds consists of these major parts:

  1. Word root
  2. Suffixes
  3. Prefixes

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