Sec and tert - Alphabetical order

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Cindy Chen_2I
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Sec and tert - Alphabetical order

Postby Cindy Chen_2I » Wed Mar 02, 2016 11:56 am

I understand that sec and tert are not considered when putting the substituents in alphabetical order. But what if there is a cyclobutane attached to a sec-butyl, a tert-butyl, and a butyl at the same time? Which substituents would come first?

The is question 6D on the 2012 final.

Wendy_Xie
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Re: Sec and tert - Alphabetical order

Postby Wendy_Xie » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:28 pm

In this case I won't use the common names but the IUPAC naming instead. This should solve such problems.

Cindy Chen_2I
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Re: Sec and tert - Alphabetical order

Postby Cindy Chen_2I » Wed Mar 02, 2016 9:07 pm

Wendy_Xie wrote:In this case I won't use the common names but the IUPAC naming instead. This should solve such problems.

But I believe sec and tert are common names themselves?


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