Assigning Priorities: Naming Compounds
A similar naming process is used for molecules with R and S orientations.
Consider the 3-hexanol (3-hydroxyhexane) molecules below.
It was determined previously that the molecule on the left has an R
orientation. Therefore, the complete name for this compound is R
What is the complete name for the molecule on the right?
The molecule on the right has an S
orientation. Therefore, the complete name for the compound on the right is S
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