2. Nomenclature

  1. Claude H. Yoder,
  2. Phyllis A. Leber and
  3. Marcus W. Thomsen

Published Online: 28 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470636350.ch2

Bridge to Organic Chemistry, The

Bridge to Organic Chemistry, The

How to Cite

Yoder, C. H., Leber, P. A. and Thomsen, M. W. (2010) Nomenclature, in Bridge to Organic Chemistry, The, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470636350.ch2

Author Information

  1. Franklin and Marshall College, Lancaster, PA, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2010
  2. Published Print: 30 JUL 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470526767

Online ISBN: 9780470636350



  • nomenclature for straight–chain alkanes;
  • functional groups, giving organic molecules - characteristic chemical behaviors, different from hydrocarbons;
  • IUPAC and common names for carboxylic acids


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Hydrocarbons and Related Compounds

  • Functional Groups

  • Cumulative Nomenclature Problems