Ether Nomenclature

Ethers are one of the few functional groups that are more often named with common names vs. IUPAC names. Regardless, we’ll learn how to use both naming systems.

IUPAC Name

Give the longest carbon chain the root name, then name the smaller chain as an alkoxy substituent.  

Example: Provide the correct common name of the following ether.

2m

Example: Provide the correct IUPAC name of the following ether.

2m