Organic Naming

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Mya Majewski 1L
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Organic Naming

Postby Mya Majewski 1L » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:15 pm

For organic naming with functional groups. Ether is the one one that is named in the beginning of the molecule?

Jasvneet Kaur 3F
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Re: Organic Naming

Postby Jasvneet Kaur 3F » Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:28 pm

For ethers, we always divide the chain into two parts: the chains on either side of the oxygen. The oxygen will always go with the shorter chain which consists of a substituent and since substituents go in the beginning of the name, so does the ether. Yes. The ether is named in the beginning of the molecule.

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