The Iupac Naming of AlkanesMain rules and strategies for the IUPAC naming of alkanes
- Write out the expanded structural formula, if it is not given in the expanded form.
- Find the longest carbon chain.
- Then identify the alkyl or other substituents that are connected to this long chain.
- 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.