Naming: Chains vs. rings

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Naming: Chains vs. rings

Postby Jasleen Kaur 1J » Thu Mar 02, 2017 5:45 pm

When naming organic compounds that have rings in the molecule, do we name based off the longest carbon chain or do we base it off the ring?

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Re: Naming: Chains vs. rings

Postby breinhardt3G » Thu Mar 02, 2017 6:42 pm

Depending on how long the chain is, you would name the compound based on the chain. The ring would then be considered a substituent. But if the ring has more carbons than the chain, then the chain would be considered a substituent.

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