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Can someone explain for organic chemistry naming, when something would be given something like "iso" in it or when we would say "s-butyl" or "t-propyl" etc., with "s" meaning secondary and "t" meaning tertiary.

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asked by Raj
  1. Here is a try at it.
    C
    |
    C
    |
    C
    |
    OH
    is n-propyl alcohol. n is for normal.

    C
    |
    C-OH
    |
    C
    is for isopropyl alcohol, sometimes called secondary propyl alcohol or s-propyl alcohol. The iso alcohol has the C, to which the OH is attached, attached to two other carbons. The tertiary has three other carbons attached. For example,

    C
    &nbsp\
    &nbsp&nbspC-OH
    &nbsp/
    C

    It's difficult to draw these structures on the boards. I hope this look ok.

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    posted by DrBob222
  2. I didn't get it right. The central C has only three bonds. Attach another C to the central carbon (the one to which the OH is attached). As I say, it's difficult to draw these things on the board.

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    posted by DrBob222
  3. The last one is t-butyl alcohol.

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    posted by DrBob222
  4. Thanks, for the help, although the last one doesn't look right, I understand it now. Thank You.

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    posted by Raj

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