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Ever feel like there’s a international team of bad guys changing all of the easily remembered chemical names and turning them into test-failing, number-infused, pain in the neck names? Well… you’re not wrong. IUPAC exists but try to keep in mind that they’re doing it for the greater good. In this episode, Hank talks about IUPAC, prefixes, suffixes, ranking, numbers for carbon chains, and cis or trans double bonds.
Common Functional Groups: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Functional_group#Table_of_common_functional_groups
Table of Contents
Every Organic Compound Has Only One Name 1:02
Ranking Functional Groups 4:18
Lowest Possible Numbers for Carbon Chains 1:54
Cis or Trans for Double Bonds 6:35
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