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nomenclature Systems There are four common naming systems; three of them attempt to denote the chain length and the number and positions of any double bonds. The first two columns show systems based on complete names, and the last two columns show systems for denoting compounds with abbreviations. Systems: Trivial Names Trivial names contain no clues to the structures; one must learn the name and associate
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Unformatted text preview: it with a separately learned structure. The names typically derive from a common source of the compound or the source from which it was first isolated. For example, palmitic acid is found in palm oil, oleic acid is a major constituent of olive oil (oleum) and stearic (from the Greek word meaning solid) acid is solid at room temperature. Spiders (arachnids) contain arachidonic acid....
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