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    when asking for a cylic structure will it always contain 6 carbons contrary to the stem name ie. hex - 1 - yne hex implies 5 carbons though
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    (Original post by diggy)
    when asking for a cylic structure will it always contain 6 carbons contrary to the stem name ie. hex - 1 - yne hex implies 5 carbons though
    Hex implies 6 carbons. Not 5.

    meth-1
    eth-2
    prop-3
    but-4
    pent-5
    hex-6.

    Hexagon is a 6-sided shape. Pentagons have 5 sides.
    Mary Eats Peanut Butter helps for 1-4, I find.
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    The full acronym I use to remember the number of carbons for me is the following;

    Monkeys Eating Peanut Butter Play Happily. =)
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    (Original post by Scienceisgood)
    The full acronym I use to remember the number of carbons for me is the following;

    Monkeys Eating Peanut Butter Play Happily. =)
    I heard that one too but I dislike the idea of having the same letter twice in the same acronym!
    Each to their own
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    I still remember the one my teacher taught me years ago "My Elephant Prefers Bananas", I still say it to myself when answering questions
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    (Original post by Occams Chainsaw)
    Hex implies 6 carbons. Not 5.

    meth-1
    eth-2
    prop-3
    but-4
    pent-5
    hex-6.

    Hexagon is a 6-sided shape. Pentagons have 5 sides.
    Mary Eats Peanut Butter helps for 1-4, I find.
    argh my blantant stupidity thank you
 
 
 
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