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Radicals Rule C-205

205.1 - Radicals RO- are named by adding "oxy" as a suffix to the name of the radical R.

Examples to Rule C-205.1

Only the following contractions for oxygen-containing radical names are recommended as exceptions to this rule:

205.2 - Except when forming part of a ring system, bivalent radicals of the form O-X-O- are named by adding "dioxy" to the name of the bivalent radical -X- (see Rules C-72.2, and C-331).(cf. Rule B-15)

Examples to Rule C-205.2

See Recommendations'93 R-5.5.2

Salts Rule C-206
Ethers Rule C-211, Rule C-212, Rule C-213, Rule C-214, Rule C-215, Rule C-216, Rule C-218

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