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2015 Final 9A second molecule

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:05 pm
by Megan Ren 2B
Hi, the answer to the second molecule in 9A of the 2015 final is 1-(3-chlorocycloheptyl)-2-methylpronan-2-ol and I was wondering why the cycloheptane is treated as a substituent here. Is it because the alcohol as the functional group takes priority even though it's on the shorter chain? Thank you!

Re: 2015 Final 9A second molecule

Posted: Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:15 pm
by Samantha Miceli 3J
Yes, the functional group takes priority over the cycloheptane in this problem.