ethyl methyl ether IUPAC

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Henry2E
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ethyl methyl ether IUPAC

Postby Henry2E » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:41 am

Why is the IUPAC name methoxyethane? Why don't we consider the alphabetical priority of ethane?

Aneel Ramirez 1A
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Re: ethyl methyl ether IUPAC

Postby Aneel Ramirez 1A » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:53 am

It is named this way because when naming ethers the shorter of the two chains becomes the first part of the name with the "-ane" suffix of the alkane changed to -oxy, and the name of the longer alkane chain forms the suffix of the name of the ether.


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