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4. Alkanes and Cycloalkanes

Naming Alkenes

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When alkanes contain double or triple bonds, that totally changes the way we name the molecule. 

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How to name alkenes and alkynes

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Alkenes and alkynes are named as modifiers, meaning we add suffix modifiers to the root chain: 

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Double and triple bonds get priority, so try to give them the smallest number possible. 

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Name the following alkene

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(You may see alcohols at the end of the video above. If it is included in your textbook, the videos will be in the corresponding chapter).

 

To find it quickly, just type "Naming Alcohols" in the searchbar at the top of the page:).

 

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