Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

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ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 5 - Nomenclature - 5.2 Unsaturation - Problems - Page 87: 5.17


This compound is "-endiyn-"

Work Step by Step

1. Identify the double and triple bonds: This structure has one double bond and two triple bonds. 2. Find how to describe this insaturation: A structure with one double bond is represented by "-en-", and a structure with one triple bond is represented by "-yn-". But, since there are two triple bonds, they will be represented by "diyn." Therefore, this compund is "-endiyn-".
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