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    How do you know when the prefix is Phenyl- or Benzene-?

    e.g. Benzaldehyde and Phenylethanone

    Why can't it be named Phenylethanal?


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    (Original post by sacheeen)
    How do you know when the prefix is Phenyl- or Benzene-?

    e.g. Benzaldehyde and Phenylethanone

    Why can't it be named Phenylethanal?


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    i was wondering the same thing :eek:
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    ... i normally use phenyl... :s

    why neg rate? x
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    (Original post by sacheeen)
    How do you know when the prefix is Phenyl- or Benzene-?

    e.g. Benzaldehyde and Phenylethanone

    Why can't it be named Phenylethanal?


    Thank you.
    alkyl groups are named with phenyl. For example, methyl, ethyl etc. Phenylethanone, phenylmethanoate etc
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    (Original post by 16dan2life)
    alkyl groups are named with phenyl. For example, methyl, ethyl etc. Phenylethanone, phenylmethanoate etc
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