This webinar is the first part of our two-part series on nomenclature and stereochemistry, a key area of MCAT organic chemistry. You will learn the three basic steps to naming any compound, including how to count and number carbons, and name endings related to common functional groups.

At a glance


Essential skills

  • Know the three basic steps to naming any compound

  • Be able to count your carbons for the parent chain

  • Be able to prioritize functional groups


Knowledge Fundamentals

  • The nomenclature endings to major functional groups

  • Alkanes from methane to dodecane


On the MCAT

  • MCAT questions that ask you to name molecules are fairly straightforward, but nomenclature is embedded in orgo passages and even in biochem questions where knowing the molecule is an essential prerequisite to finding the solution


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