Here’s a little nomenclature dilemma. Let’s say you’re trying to name a molecule. You’re familiar with the familiar naming suffixes like -ol, -ene, -ane, -oic acid and so on. But then you come across a molecule which has multiple functional groups.
Skeletal Formulae of organic molecules are a useful concise way to describe the molecular structure of orhanic molecules. This page includes names and examples of different skeletal structures of organic molecules.
In organic chemistry, functional groups (or reactive centers) are small structural units within molecules that dictate how most of the compound’s chemical reactions occur. Know these common functional groups you will run into in organic chemistry: