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Orgo naming question

Discussion in 'DAT Discussions' started by SundevilDMD, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. SundevilDMD

    SundevilDMD Sundevil
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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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  2. fancymylotus

    fancymylotus A Whole New World
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    n-propyl alcohol= c-c-c-OH (also known as 1-propanol)
     
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    OSUDDS Senior Member
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    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.
     
  5. dat_student

    dat_student Junior Member
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    yes big N is usually used for amines, small n is usually used for common names... :)
     
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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:
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    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
     
  7. tom_servo_dds

    tom_servo_dds Senior Member
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    N, N-dimethylformamide is the correct one.
     

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