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Assigning Priorities

Determining Stereochemical Relationships

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Assigning Priorities: Priority Rules

Finally, if a molecule has a branched chain, all of the branches must be taken into consideration when assigning priority. This can be thought of in a way similar to multiple bonds.

For example, consider the following molecule and assign the priorities to the groups attached to the carbon with the asterisk (*).

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