1.) Name the longest carbon chain to which the -OH group is attached. Use the hydrocarbon name of the chain, drop the final -e and replace it with -ol. 2.) Number the longest carbon chain to give the lowest number to the carbon with the attached -OH. 3.) Locate the -OH position and locate/name any other groups attached to the longest chain. 4.) Combine the name and location of other groups, the location of the -OH, and the longest chain into the final name.