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Assigning Priority

Posted: Thu Mar 02, 2017 8:50 pm
by Dianna Grigorian 1C
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?

Re: Assigning Priority

Posted: Fri Mar 03, 2017 7:17 pm
by Chem_Mod
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.