ether priority

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Franca Park 3J
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ether priority

Postby Franca Park 3J » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:16 pm

on page 70 of the organic textbook it shows a structure and the name is

i know that priority is given to functional groups when numbering, so how come methoxy isn't given the 1?

Kaitlin Ross 3E
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Re: ether priority

Postby Kaitlin Ross 3E » Wed Mar 09, 2016 2:54 pm

A general rule is that the only time a functional group is not given priority when numbering is if the functional group is an ether. All other functional groups should have the lowest possible number

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