Common Names

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Common Names

Postby Alex Nguyen 3I » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:39 pm

When using common names, should you just recognize them by structure as opposed to connectivity by formula (i.e. iso-(CH3)2CH)? For 5,
5-Isobutyl-4methylnonane, it looks like the substituent has a CH2 in there which doesn't seem iso from the formula. However, it does look like the isobutyl shape.

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Re: Common Names

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Feb 28, 2016 10:50 pm

You should recognize things like iso, neo, sec, tert, primarily via the shape of its stick structure (is it a V, is it a cross, is it at the end or at near the point of attachment)

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