Structures and Substituents

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Structures and Substituents

Postby akaylaco_1k » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:39 am

When drawing the structure how do we know which carbon the substituent is coming off from?

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Re: Structures and Substituents

Postby Chem_Mod » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:59 am

from the number in the IUPAC name

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Re: Structures and Substituents

Postby Tiffany Chen 2E » Thu Feb 25, 2016 11:05 am

Which carbon the substituent is coming off of is denoted by the number in front of the substituent in the IUPAC name. Which direction you start counting from to place the substituent doesn't matter so much when you are drawing the structure given the IUPAC name.


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