Numbering the Double Bond

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Cole_Heramb_2E
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Numbering the Double Bond

Postby Cole_Heramb_2E » Tue Mar 14, 2017 8:46 pm

Where does the number go in the name to signify the placement of the double bond? Is it at the beginning of the name or before the "ene"?

Garrett_Reynolds_1D
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Re: Numbering the Double Bond

Postby Garrett_Reynolds_1D » Tue Mar 14, 2017 9:43 pm

It goes at the very beginning of the name.

Da_Rhee_1O
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Re: Numbering the Double Bond

Postby Da_Rhee_1O » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:58 am

It can go both ways. 2 pentene and pent-2-ene both signify that the double bond is on the 2nd carbon of the parent chain. 2 pentene is a simpler way to say it.

Paul Sedaros 1B
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Re: Numbering the Double Bond

Postby Paul Sedaros 1B » Wed Mar 15, 2017 10:15 am

I believe the number for the double bond is usually placed at the beginning of the alkene name


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