ethyl methyl ether IUPAC
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:41 am
Why is the IUPAC name methoxyethane? Why don't we consider the alphabetical priority of ethane?
Re: ethyl methyl ether IUPAC
Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:53 am
It is named this way because when naming ethers the shorter of the two chains becomes the first part of the name with the "-ane" suffix of the alkane changed to -oxy, and the name of the longer alkane chain forms the suffix of the name of the ether.