dl9006

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#210 in destroyer... why does a COOH group take priority over an R group?
look at the atoms attached after the carbon.

R group would have other carbons and hydrogens


vs

cooh which has oxygens


Oxygen>Carbon or hydrogen in terms of priority
 

miedvied

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look at the atoms attached after the carbon.

R group would have other carbons and hydrogens


vs

cooh which has oxygens


Oxygen>Carbon or hydrogen in terms of priority
Seconded.