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Substituent -yl ending

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 12:44 pm
by 704629866
Does the -yl ending for a substituent only apply to hydrocarbons?

Re: Substituent -yl ending

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 1:36 pm
by BiancaYugar_1D
I believe that this is correct. Only in hydrocarbons do we use the ending -yl.

Re: Substituent -yl ending

Posted: Fri Feb 26, 2016 9:37 pm
by Fran L 1J
The -yl suffix is used for substituent groups derived from an alkane (so all single bonds).