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Offline Aakash

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Nomenclature-Which one is the longest chain?
« on: December 06, 2013, 08:46:39 AM »
   C
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   C
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C-C-C-C-C-C
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   C-Cl OH
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   C
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   C

NOTE:Cl and OH are not connected in any way to each other, but only to their respective carbons.

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Re: Nomenclature-Which one is the longest chain?
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2013, 09:22:25 AM »
If you count C-C connections in any direction, what is the longest number of connections? Remember, atoms float in space and it doesn't matter how they are written on paper. Molecular models could show you this.
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Re: Nomenclature-Which one is the longest chain?
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2013, 02:10:36 PM »
I was not thinking what you thought I was thinking. By longest chain me (and my book) meant the carbon chain which is the principle chain used for naming.

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Re: Nomenclature-Which one is the longest chain?
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2013, 02:16:52 PM »
Can you see a 8 carbon chain?
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Re: Nomenclature-Which one is the longest chain?
« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2013, 02:29:54 PM »
o yes thanks

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