How to name the Alcohol

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ariana_cruz_1C
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How to name the Alcohol

Postby ariana_cruz_1C » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:17 pm

In the organic textbook, it names alcohols, for example, 2-propanol, but on the practice finals it names them more like propan-2-ol

Is one method preferred for the final or does it not matter?

Alex Dib 4H
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Re: How to name the Alcohol

Postby Alex Dib 4H » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:57 pm

Hi, I think it is complete preference. I prefer to use propan-2-ol because it is more clear for me. Also, when there is a double bond involved as well as a functional group, prop-x-en-2-ol (where x is whichever carbon the double bond is on) is, for me, much easier to deconstruct than x,2-propenol (not sure if that is how its actually done doing it this way). Hope this helped

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Re: How to name the Alcohol

Postby Sean_Yue_1E » Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:43 am

I think it's preferable to name it propan-2-ol because it more clearly indicates the location of the alcohol group. When there are more substituents and bonds naming will be more convoluted.

Josh Moy 1H
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Re: How to name the Alcohol

Postby Josh Moy 1H » Tue Mar 13, 2018 7:28 pm

will naming be on the final?

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Re: How to name the Alcohol

Postby Hyein Cha 2I » Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:07 pm

Josh Moy 1H wrote:will naming be on the final?


yes, he said just the very basics


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