SundevilDMD

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I am kinda confused with that whole N or n that you see in IUPAC.. what does that mean?
 

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amsie said:
n-propyl alcohol= c-c-c-OH (also known as 1-propanol)
Also, N can indicate the position of an Amine
 
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I think of it as n for Normal.

Nothing fancy, not tert, or iso, just... normal.
 

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*n: for normal, meaning if you have a substituent group, usually higher than 4 in my dealings.

->example: it is common to call n-pentyl, n-hexyl, etc. instead of pentyl or hexyl which could be confusing; n is just used to easily identify the "normal" alkyl substituent

N:for amines, used to show what substituents are bonded to the nitrogen atom

->example:

if there are two attached to the nitrogen, then the above can be called dimethylformaldehyde or N, N-dimethylformamide

correct me if i'm wrong, hope that helps
 

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slayerdeus said:
*n: for normal, meaning if you have a substituent group, usually higher than 4 in my dealings.

->example: it is common to call n-pentyl, n-hexyl, etc. instead of pentyl or hexyl which could be confusing; n is just used to easily identify the "normal" alkyl substituent

N:for amines, used to show what substituents are bonded to the nitrogen atom

->example:

if there are two attached to the nitrogen, then the above can be called dimethylformaldehyde or N, N-dimethylformamide

correct me if i'm wrong, hope that helps
N, N-dimethylformamide is the correct one.
 
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