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Is it Organic? (Contains Carbon)
 
 
 
 

YES








Is it an Alkane? (Contains single bonds)
NO
Is it an Alkene? (Contains a Double bonds)
NO
Is it an Alkyne? (Contains triple bonds)
 
 

YES


YES


YES




Use the Number of carbon in the main branch then add -ane at the end When writing use the suffixes to figure out the number of each element required to write
Use Number of Carbon in the main branch and add the ending -ene When writing use the suffixes to figure out the number of each element required to write
Use the number of Carbon in the main branch and add the ending -yne When writing use the suffixes to figure out the number of each element required to write
 
 









Result: End up with names such as Methane (CH4)
Result: End up with names like Butadiene (C4H6)
Result: End up with names such as Propyne (C3H4)