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What is the order of importance when naming a hydrocarbon? How do you know what becomes the suffix, and what becomes the prefix between the functional groups?

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  • $\begingroup$ are you sure you are talking about hydrocarbons, when talking about functional groups? by the way, welcome to Chem.SE $\endgroup$ – mykhal May 14 '17 at 21:19
  • $\begingroup$ maybe related?: Functional group naming order? $\endgroup$ – mykhal May 14 '17 at 21:47
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It's rather long story. Here is a relevant part of almost official transcript of IUPAC Organic chemistry recommendations: Guide to Name Construction, R-4.1 General Principles

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