Tert and Sec Naming

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Tert and Sec Naming

Postby Rita Tran 2B » Sat Mar 12, 2016 5:30 pm

When naming a compound using tert and sec, are we required to put them in parentheses since we cannot it italicize (how it is written in books and online) those terms when writing them? For example, is it 2-tert-butylpentane or 2-(tert)-butylpentane? Or are they both correct and it does not matter?

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Re: Tert and Sec Naming

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:13 pm

They would be acceptable; doesn't really matter. However, you should try to write the IUPAC substitutive name when possible.

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