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What are alicyclic compounds? How do they differ from cyclic compounds? How to identify if a compound is aliphatic or arromatic or alicyclic?

What are alicyclic compounds?


How do they differ from cyclic compounds?


How to identify if a compound is aliphatic or arromatic or alicyclic?

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SAGAR SINGH - IIT DELHI
879 Points
12 years ago

Dear student,

Aliphatic cyclic compounds are called alicyclic compounds. These compounds are named as follows:

  • The number of carbon atoms in the ring determines the word root.
  • The primary suffix cyclo- is added before the word root.
  • The primary suffix is determined by the nature of the ring (saturated or unsaturated).

Sometimes the carbon atoms in an alkane will form a complete ring. Such compounds are called cyclic compounds or ring compounds. When this happens, the prefix cyclo- is added to the name.

 

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