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Structures and Substituents

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:39 am
by akaylaco_1k
When drawing the structure how do we know which carbon the substituent is coming off from?

Re: Structures and Substituents

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:59 am
by Chem_Mod
from the number in the IUPAC name

Re: Structures and Substituents

Posted: Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:05 am
by Tiffany Chen 2E
Which carbon the substituent is coming off of is denoted by the number in front of the substituent in the IUPAC name. Which direction you start counting from to place the substituent doesn't matter so much when you are drawing the structure given the IUPAC name.