ACD/Name
It is convenient to classify the main operation involved in functional class nomenclature as an additive one, as is done here. However, it is also possible (and probably more relevant from a historical point of view) to regard the process as one of specifying the "radicals" present in compounds for which a class name is given. For instance, the name methyl alcohol (for ) consists of the name methyl for the "radical" and the class name alcohol (for ).


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