Naming for multiple cycloalkanes

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Naming for multiple cycloalkanes

Postby Isa AbdulCader 3K » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:03 am

How does the naming process work when there are multiple cycloalkanes of the same size? How do you prioritize which is the parent/which is the substituent, or is there a different approach? Thanks

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Re: Naming for multiple cycloalkanes

Postby Chem_Mod » Mon Mar 07, 2016 11:36 am

If you have two cycloalkanes of equal size attached to one another, you would select one to be the parent and the other to be the root. It doesn't matter which one is the parent/root as they are equivalent. In the case of two cyclohexanes attached to one another, C12H22, you would name it as cyclohexylcyclohexane where there is the cyclohexyl- substituent and the cyclohexane root.

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Re: Naming for multiple cycloalkanes

Postby 904638389 » Mon Mar 07, 2016 3:35 pm

If they are equal size and same length from each other then it does not Matter which one you name first. Just stay consistent


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