Inquiry question: How do we systematically name organic chemical compounds?

● investigate the nomenclature of organic chemicals, up to C8, using IUPAC conventions, including simple methyl and ethyl branched chains, including: (ACSCH127)
– alkanes
– alkenes
– alkynes
– alcohols (primary, secondary and tertiary)
– aldehydes and ketones
– carboxylic acids
– amines and amides
– halogenated organic compounds
● explore and distinguish the different types of structural isomers, including saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons, including: (ACSCH035)
– chain isomers
– position isomers
– functional group isomers

Extract from Chemistry Stage 6 Syllabus © 2017 NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA)