Common Names(sec?)

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Silvia Huang 3D
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Common Names(sec?)

Postby Silvia Huang 3D » Sat Mar 05, 2016 10:52 pm

What are the common names we need to know for the final?
I know we should know iso, neo and tert since we went over those in detail in class.
What about sec? What's difference between sec and neo... they both look like T-shapes to me.
Is there any other common names we should know?

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Re: Common Names(sec?)

Postby Henry2E » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:56 am

sec means that the substituent branches at the first carbon (secondary). neo is more like a tert, referring to a substituent whose second-to-last carbon of the chain is trisubstituted (has 3 methyl groups attached to it), and is used for substituents with 5 carbons or higher.

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