## Numbering carbons in the chain for ethers

Raeann Salonga 3C
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### Numbering carbons in the chain for ethers

Since the oxygen splits the two carbon chains on either side, when numbering substituents does the beginning of the chain start with the carbon closest to the oxygen?

KaylaH
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### Re: Numbering carbons in the chain for ethers

Technically yes because the functional group dictates the carbon numbering, so the carbon next to the oxygen for the ether group would be the #1 carbon.