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Clarification on sec

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 12:03 pm
by Jineava_To_3N
On page 23 of the green organic book, there is an example of 1-sec-butyl-4-methylcyclohexane. Is it possible to also write the compound as
1-(2-butyl)-4-methylcyclohexane? I thought that since the butyl substituent is attached to cyclohexane at its second carbon, I can write 2-butyl.

Re: Clarification on sec

Posted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 1:15 pm
by Chem_Mod
Yes that is another way to name the molecule.