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Do dashes in naming matter

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:04 pm
by Mara Lockhart 3J
If you are naming a structure that is 2-methylbutane, but wrote it as 2-methyl-butane, would you still get full credit? Does having the dash in-between methyl and butane matter? If so, how?

Re: Do dashes in naming matter

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 8:34 pm
by Justin Le 2I
I would play it safe and remove the dash.

Re: Do dashes in naming matter

Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 9:22 pm
by Chem_Mod
Justin is correct, there is no dash between the root name (prop, but, hex, etc) and the prefix directly before it.

Re: Do dashes in naming matter

Posted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 2:52 pm
by Chem_Mod
2-methylbutane is correct but I give credit for 2-methyl-butane as it does make it easier to read.