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World Journal of Chemical Education. 2021, 9(2), 42-45
DOI: 10.12691/wjce-9-2-1
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IUPAC Nomenclature of Higher Alkanes – Innovative Mnemonics

Arijit Das1,

1Department of Chemistry, Bir Bikram Memorial College, Agartala, Tripura, India

Pub. Date: March 30, 2021

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Arijit Das. IUPAC Nomenclature of Higher Alkanes – Innovative Mnemonics. World Journal of Chemical Education. 2021; 9(2):42-45. doi: 10.12691/wjce-9-2-1


IUPAC nomenclature of lower alkanes (1C to 10C) is quite common and digestible. But students face problems remembering and predict IUPAC word-root during IUPAC nomenclature of higher alkanes (C >11). Here in this innovative article, I have tried to focus IUPAC nomenclature of higher alkanes (11C to 90C) through the prediction of IUPAC word root by using innovative mnemonics to make the concept unambiguous, simpler, time economic, and interesting.

hydrocarbon word-root initial number natural number even number odd number convenient prefixes convenient format

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