bluesdeluxe

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n-propyl chloride

what does the n stand for? I thought n was for nitrogen containing compounds and the above doesn't have but 3 carbons and a halide. Is this not 1-chloropropane? This is probably some easy rule I forgot but I see that N and think something altogether different
 

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bluesdeluxe said:
n-propyl chloride

what does the n stand for? I thought n was for nitrogen containing compounds and the above doesn't have but 3 carbons and a halide. Is this not 1-chloropropane? This is probably some easy rule I forgot but I see that N and think something altogether different
n=normal

so c-c-c-OH = n-propyl alcohol, or 1-propanol.
 

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yeah, n=normal. so that basically means an unbranched straight chain of carbons, as opposed to t-butyl or neopentyl
 
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