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Logic Puzzle #33: Name It

July 17, 2012
by Arvin Moser, Team Manager, Application Scientists, ACD/Labs

Following a successful attempt at solving an unknown, the next step may be to determine a name for the novel compound. The nomenclature rules for organic compounds are set in place by the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC) committee (

For the following compounds, which names adhere to the IUPAC nomenclature rules?

One Reply to “Logic Puzzle #33: Name It”

  1. My guess:
    1. B
    2. (E)-Pent-2-ene
    3. A
    4. seems like both are right depending on the language being used


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