posted by .

Why is this Alkene structure:

CH3 - CH = C - CH3

called 3, chloro - 2, butene

and not 2, chloro - 2, butene?

I thought that the counting starts at the end closes to the first substituent? Wouldn't that make it start from the right?


Respond to this Question

First Name
School Subject
Your Answer

Similar Questions

  1. chemistry

    Which of the compounds below exhibit geometric isomerism (cis-, trans-)?
  2. chem

    The average bond enthalpy for a C=C double bond is 614kj/mol and that of a C-C single bond is 348kj/mol . Estimate the energy needed to break the pi bond in 2-butene. CH3 CH3 CH3 H \ / \ / C=C ------> C=C / \ / \ H H H CH3 Cis-2-butene …
  3. Chemistry

    I have this alkene: CH3-CH2-CH2-CH3 1 CH3-CH2-CH2-CH3 The one is supposed to be a bond, but I did not have that feature on my computer. Would it be called hexane?
  4. Chemistry

    Ignore the dots, just put them in to line things up. 1. What is the asymmetric carbon 5...4...3..2..1 CH3-CH2-CH-CH-CH3 ........|..| CH3.CH3 2. which of the following compounds have an asymmetric carbon?
  5. Chemistry

    It is difficult to type these but I'll do my best. This is the first question and I just don't get it. My professor is out of the country so any help would be appreciated. Give the IUPAC name for each of the following alkanes: CH3 …
  6. Chemistry

    I would appeciate any help with identifying the chiral carbons, if any, in each of the following compounds: OCH3 2. CH3--CH--CH3 OH O 11. CH3--CH--C--CH3 OH 12. CH3--C--CH3 OH CH3 O 15.CH3--CH--C--CH3 Br CH3--C--CH2--CH3 OH thank you.
  7. science

    what is the condensed structure for the reactants and products of the following: cis-2-chloro-2-butene + HI-----> ?
  8. Chemistry

    how do you expect the following series of compounds to compare in behavior in the two tests?
  9. Chemistry

    Which compound below would be expected to have the highest boiling point?
  10. Organic Physiological Chemistry

    draw each of the following compounds using condensed formulas: a) 3,3,5-trimethyl-1-hexene b) 1-bromo-3-chloro-1-heptyne c) 3-heptyne Not sure if I am doing this right, but for a) i put CH3C(CH3)2CH=CH3

More Similar Questions