tert vs neo

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Amber Ligason-Tiquia1G
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tert vs neo

Postby Amber Ligason-Tiquia1G » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:28 pm

Can someone differentiate between tert and neo as they both are drawn with crosses?

Irena Roy 4H
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Re: tert vs neo

Postby Irena Roy 4H » Sat Mar 12, 2016 9:57 pm

I suggest you search up Idean's Review Packet in this forum. The last page has a good visual representation of molecules with tert and neo, that should give you a good idea of their distinctions.

Susanna
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Re: tert vs neo

Postby Susanna » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:42 pm

Tert refers to a substituent whose carbon #1 has three other carbons attached right to it yes so like a cross.
Neo on the other hand refers to a substituent whose 2nd to last carbon has 2 methyls attached to it, so for example a neo-pentyl has 5 carbons all together.

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Re: tert vs neo

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 12, 2016 11:50 pm

Neo is only used when 5 or more carbon atoms are present.

See statement in course reader:

"NEO (USED FOR PENTANE AND UP)"


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