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Specific Classes of Compounds

R-5.3.1 Halogen compounds

Halogen compounds may be named systematically according to two systems. Some trivial names are retained (see R-9.1, Table 32). Substitutive names are formed by adding the prefixes "fluoro-", "chloro-", "bromo-", or "iodo-" to the name of the parent compound.

Examples to R-5.3.1

Functional class names are formed by naming the organic "groups" followed by the class name "fluoride", "chloride", "bromide", or "iodide", preceded, if necessary, by a numerical prefix, as a separate word.

Examples to R-5.3.1

R-5.3.2 Nitro and nitroso compounds
R-5.3.3 Azo, azoxy, diazo, and related compounds
R-5.3.4 Azides
R-5.3.5 Isodiazenes

This HTML reproduction is as close as possible to the published version [see IUPAC, Commission on Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry. A Guide to IUPAC Nomenclature of Organic Compounds (Recommendations 1993), 1993, Blackwell Scientific publications, Copyright 1993 IUPAC]. If you need to cite these rules please quote this reference as their source.

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