Assigning Priority

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Assigning Priority

Postby Dianna Grigorian 1C » Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:50 pm

What does it mean to assign priority to atoms bonded to sp^2 carbon atoms as explained in the book on page 16? Is this something we would need to do and if so, when?

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Re: Assigning Priority

Postby Chem_Mod » Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:17 pm

This is used to name alkenes with multiple substituents. Since double bonds do not rotate freely, two distinct structures can often be drawn for the same name unless it is specified which substituents are across the double bond from each other.


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