# The Iupac Naming of Alkanes

Main rules and strategies for the IUPAC naming of alkanes
1. Write out the expanded structural formula, if it is not given in the expanded form.
2. Find the longest carbon chain.
3. Then identify the alkyl or other substituents that are connected to this long chain.
4. The numbering of carbons should start from the specific end of the long chain, so that the numbers assigned for the substituents are the lowest.