Introduction to Organic Chemistry Textbook Page 69

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Introduction to Organic Chemistry Textbook Page 69

Postby 904826427 » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:17 pm

On page 69, there exists a 1,2-Dimethoxyethane.

Why is there a 1,2?

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Re: Introduction to Organic Chemistry Textbook Page 69

Postby Jose_Arambulo_2I » Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:34 pm

That is because there are two methyl groups, one attached to carbon 1 and the other attached to carbon 2.

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Re: Introduction to Organic Chemistry Textbook Page 69

Postby 904826427 » Wed Mar 08, 2017 11:57 pm

Jose_Arambulo_2I wrote:That is because there are two methyl groups, one attached to carbon 1 and the other attached to carbon 2.


Ok but for C-O-C-C-O-C which one is 1 and 2 here?

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Re: Introduction to Organic Chemistry Textbook Page 69

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:13 am

The middle carbons are your ethane chain so they will be carbons 1 and 2. Since you have 2 methoxy groups, it doesn't matter which carbon is 1 and which is 2 as they will both produce the same molecule.


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