Nomenclature of Halogen Derivative Compounds
On this page we will discuss the nomenclature of halogen derivative compounds. We are assuming you have read our previous tutorials or you know the basic rules of nomenclature.
Fluorine, Chlorine, Bromine, Iodines are the members of halogen family.
Halo groups are always treated as substituents. Halo (fluoro, chloro, bromo, iodo) is prefixed to word root to indicate the presence of a halogen.
Nomenclature of haloalkanes
- Common name : Alkyl halide
- IUPAC name : Haloalkane
- Common name : Ethyl chloride
- IUPAC name : Chloroethane
More than one occurrence
If two different halo groups are present, they are named alphabetically.
Multiple bond is preferred while numbering a haloalkane.
Some other examples
Nomenclature of haloarenes
- Common name : Aryl halide
- IUPAC name : Haloarene