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Organic Naming

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:15 pm
by Mya Majewski 1L
For organic naming with functional groups. Ether is the one one that is named in the beginning of the molecule?

Re: Organic Naming

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:28 pm
by Jasvneet Kaur 3F
For ethers, we always divide the chain into two parts: the chains on either side of the oxygen. The oxygen will always go with the shorter chain which consists of a substituent and since substituents go in the beginning of the name, so does the ether. Yes. The ether is named in the beginning of the molecule.