Drawing Organic Molecules

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Drawing Organic Molecules

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Thu Mar 02, 2017 9:07 pm

When we are given a formula and it has parentheses in it such as CH3(CH2)3CH3, does that mean that those atoms are substituents and not part of the parent chain?

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Re: Drawing Organic Molecules

Postby AlyssaD_2K » Thu Mar 02, 2017 10:28 pm

It just means that those atoms are grouped together. So in your example, CH2 is grouped together, which makes sense when you draw out the entire hydrocarbon chain. I think that when there are substituents, you have to write it in the way that Lavelle taught us on Wednesday which clearly defines what and where the substituent is.
Hope this helped!

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