IUPAC nomeclature | organohalogen compounds | ADICHEMISTRY

The halogen group is not considered as functional group according to IUPAC system of nomenclature. It is regarded as a substituent and is denoted by the prefix: “halo”.
However, the halogen group is considered as a functional group in common/trivial system of naming organic compounds and hence it is indicated by the suffix: “halide”.
IUPAC Nomenclature of Alkyl halide or Haloalkanes

* In IUPAC system of nomenclature, the alkyl halides are named as “Haloalkanes”.
In this system, a root word is chosen based on the number of carbon atoms present in the parent chain and then the primary suffix – “ane” is added. Finally “halo” is prefixed to it.

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