Naming Cycloalkanes

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Kayla Farris 1E
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Naming Cycloalkanes

Postby Kayla Farris 1E » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:09 pm

What does the prefix tert mean in 1-tert-butyl-4-methylcyclohexane?

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Re: Naming Cycloalkanes

Postby Sarah_Kremer_1A » Sun Mar 19, 2017 12:14 pm

tert-butyl is a special substituent that Dr. Lavelle mentioned in his lecture -- it generally looks like a plus sign (+). The tert and the butyl go together. I don't think he ever explained how it is named, just that tert-butyl is a substituent that we should know.

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Re: Naming Cycloalkanes

Postby Yang Chen 2E » Sat Mar 17, 2018 8:48 pm

Isn't tert supposed to be "three"? (I'm thinking its like protein structures)

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