Chemical Nomenclature for Organic Compounds


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What is chemical nomenclature?

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1. Using chemical nomenclature what is the name of the following compound?

2. How many carbons are in the parent chain of the following compound?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo will check your understanding of chemical nomenclature as it applies to organic compounds. The practice problems give you an opportunity to assess your ability to use the method to name and classify organic compounds.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you will assess your understanding of the following:

  • Definition of chemical nomenclature
  • Identifying the compound in a given image
  • Number of carbons in the parent chain of a specific compound
  • Importance of identifying the highest priority functional group

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept chemical nomenclature to name and classify organic compounds
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve naming organic compound practice problems
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as functional groups and parent chains

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the corresponding lesson Chemical Nomenclature for Organic Compounds. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • Chemical nomenclature as a method for naming compounds
  • How to use chemical nomenclature to name and classify organic compounds
  • Functional groups
  • Parent chains
  • Single (alkanes), double (alkenes) and triple (alkynes) bonds