Common name versus IUPAC for iso, tert, etc

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Common name versus IUPAC for iso, tert, etc

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:08 am

On lecture notes it says that iso and tert etc are common names but in the textbook it implies that it is IUPAC also. Which is it?

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Re: Common name versus IUPAC for iso, tert, etc

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Aug 30, 2011 12:15 am

Iso, sec, tert are accepted as substituent names in IUPAC. It can't be used for the mother chain, for example, isohexane is considered a common name, the IUPAC name is 2-methylpentane.


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