Naming Bicyclic Compounds
Bicyclic rings possess multi-ring systems within the same molecule.
Basically there two general categories of bicyclics:
The two types of bicyclic molecules
- The bridgehead atom (one of the circled ones) must always be in the “1” position
- The name is formatted as bicyclo[ringsize1.ringsize2.ringsize3]alkane
How to name a bridged bicyclic
How to name a fused bicyclic
*Error: The name of this molecule was misstated in the video. Please refer to the name below (pentane)!
Awesome job! These are some of the hardest molecules to name, so if you got them, you’re ahead of the curve.