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Prep Quiz 3, #6 (pg 44)

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:22 pm
by Antonio Melgoza 2K
How do you decide if the methyl or tertbutyl will get the lower number?

Re: Prep Quiz 3, #6 (pg 44)

Posted: Tue Mar 01, 2016 10:50 pm
by Ronald Yang 2F
We don't count "tert" in the naming for alphabetical, so, because the substituents are in "equal" positions, we put tert-butyl with the lower number then methyl, since b>m alphabetically.