Hi. In my chemistry book, one of the questions was to name the given organic molecule. What was given was a benzene ring with a single -OH functional group attached. Immediately, i recognized it as phenol, but i also said its conventional name was benzenol. When i turned to the answers, they said it was either phenol or hydroxybenzene. My question is this: why should it be named with the prefix for alcohol functional groups, rather than the suffix, since it is the only functional group present? Thanks in advance, Dan.