Naming Cycloalkenes

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Naming Cycloalkenes

Postby Maggie Elgin 2A » Sun Mar 05, 2017 11:56 pm

What does one do if the chain off the cycloalkane has more carbons than the cycloalkane? Do you use that as the base of the name? Thanks

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Re: Naming Cycloalkenes

Postby Jessie_Chen_2L » Mon Mar 06, 2017 9:32 am

You would go with the one with more carbons, so you would use the chain as the base of the name and you would name the cycloalkane as a substituent. For example if we had a cyclobutane and a heptane chain attached, you would say cyclobutylheptane, since the heptane is the longer carbon chain.

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