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Why -CH(CH3)2 higher priority then -CH2CH2?

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:50 pm
by Chem_Mod
Why does -CH(CH3)2 have greater priority than -CH2CH2CH2Br? Is it because of its iso structure?

Re: Why -CH(CH3)2 higher priority then -CH2CH2?

Posted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:51 pm
by Chem_Mod
Because the 1st C has two C's attached to it. For -CH2CH2CH2Br, the 1st C has one C attached to it.