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Assigning Priorities

Determining Stereochemical Relationships

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Assigning Priorities: Naming Compounds

A similar naming process is used for molecules with E and Z orientations.

Consider the 3-heptene molecules below.

It was determined previously that the molecule on the left has an E orientation. Therefore, the complete name for this compound is E-3-heptene.

What is the complete name for the molecule on the right?

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