Naming Alkenes

Nomenclature Alkenes Video Tutorial Organic Leah FischNaming Organic Compounds Series: Video 6
This tutorial video gives you a basic approach for naming alkenes which are molecules containing pi bonds. I approach this topic using my ‘puzzle piece’ approach to naming organic compounds. Included in this video are an alkene introduction including concept and calculation of hydrogen deficiency, followed by the rules and examples of naming simple alkenes, substituted alkenes, cyclic alkenes, and dienes.

(Watch on YouTube: Alkenes. Click CC on bottom right for transcript.)

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This is Video 6 in the Naming Organic Compounds Video Series. Click HERE for the entire series.

Need a review on Functional Groups? Watch the Functional Groups Video, Download the Cheat Sheet, then try the Quiz.


  1. A million thanks yous! Your videos are saving my life!!

  2. love uuuu

  3. finicia joy says

    iam very happy to learn from you. kindly please include more examples

  4. It’s a pitty that you didn’t use the new IUPAC names for alkenes ( e.q. hex-2-ene) e.t.c. Otherwhise I could use these movies for my students.

  5. Loved your way of Teaching..

  6. You are very welcome

  7. i loved it it is soo clear

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