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IV. Nomenclature

Systems Systems: Trivial Names Systems: IUPAC Systems: Two Abbreviation Systems Systems: Greek Letters are Used in Two Ways     Summary of the Four Common Systems     Previous Page Next Page


There are four common naming systems; three of them attempt to denote the chain length and the number and positions of any double bonds.

Fatty Acid Nomenclature

The first two columns show systems based on complete names, and the last two columns show systems for denoting compounds with abbreviations.


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