Nomenclature, what is (n)

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  1. 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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  3. fancymylotus

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    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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