Amides are named as derivatives of carboxylic acids by substituting the -oic of the acid for -amide .

Amides are priority groups compared to amines, alcohols, ketones, aldehydes and nitriles.

The amides act as substituents when there are priority groups in the molecule, in this case, they precede the name of the main chain and are named as carbamoyl- .......


When the amide group is attached to a cycle, the amide group is named -carboxamide is used to name the amide.