Numbering aldehydes

Moderators: Chem_Mod, Chem_Admin

Leah M 2C
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Sep 25, 2015 3:00 am

Numbering aldehydes

Postby Leah M 2C » Sat Feb 27, 2016 5:35 pm

For aldehydes or just in general for functional groups that are at the end of carbon chains, if there is a another substituent connected in the chain, do you start from the functional group side of the molecule when numbering to name it? Or does the lowest number rule still apply?

Posts: 18913
Joined: Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:53 pm
Has upvoted: 737 times

Re: Numbering aldehydes

Postby Chem_Mod » Sat Feb 27, 2016 9:25 pm

If it is aldehyde with substituents, you start to count at the aldehyde end.

Return to “*Aldehydes”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests