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Who is IUPAC and what they do? IUPAC is the organization that names and establishes rules for every organic compound. Find out more in a short video that focuses on prefixes, suffixes, functional groups, carbon chains, and cis or trans for double bonds. 

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Instructional Ideas
  • Create many simple practice problems on the nomenclature and IUPAC standards
  • Design an outline for taking notes while watching the video
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prior knowledge of chemical names and function groups
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  • The 44th in a series of 46 videos
  • This video is hosted on YouTube
  • Includes easy-to-interpret diagrams
  • Provides closed captioning
  • Perfect for either a flipped or traditional classroom
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