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Suffix

Postby 904638389 » Mon Feb 29, 2016 3:04 pm

What is the suffix indicate group for ether? In my course reader I have the - oxy, but what is the actual structure that is attached?

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Neel Patel - 2A
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Re: Suffix

Postby Neel Patel - 2A » Mon Feb 29, 2016 4:59 pm

oxygen with two single bonds on either side of it.

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Re: Suffix

Postby Chem_Mod » Tue Mar 01, 2016 12:01 pm

To expand, an ether with a propyl and methyl attached to the oxygen would be methoxypropane. It is methoxypropane rather than propoxymethane because of alphabetical preference of meth- over prop-.

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Re: Suffix

Postby Jonathan Zuo 2J » Mon Mar 07, 2016 12:02 pm

One of the TAs mentioned that the -oxy suffix goes to the smaller carbon chain. That is why it would be methoxypropane. Is this incorrect? Or does the -oxy simply go to the alphabetically first substituent.

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Re: Suffix

Postby Sydney Chang 1F » Sat Mar 12, 2016 10:42 am

The suffix -oxy goes to the smaller carbon chain; it's not organized by alphabetical order


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