Naming: IUPAC & Common Naming
Posted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:56 pm
In Friday's lecture we covered a cycloalkane that had a substituent on its first carbon and we called this substituent Butyl. The longest carbon chain in that substituent, although, had only three carbons which would make it propyl. I understand that it is called butyl because of common naming but why is common naming used alongside IUPAC naming in this case?