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how do you name nitriles?
i cant remember!

for example, CH3CH2CN ?
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would be grateful if ne1 can help!
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(Original post by scarlet ibis)
how do you name nitriles?
i cant remember!

for example, CH3CH2CN ?
:confused:

would be grateful if ne1 can help!
Hmm .. i dunno really its not in my syllabse ....i guess its Ethylnitrile
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how do you name nitriles?
i cant remember!

for example, CH3CH2CN ?
:confused:

would be grateful if ne1 can help!
ethanonitrile
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ethanonitrile
ethanenitrile
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(Original post by z!D4N)
ethanenitrile
no...im serious
its called ethanonitrile

or ethyl cyanide
it has lots of names actually..
i just know two
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its ethanenitrile I reckon..
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(Original post by scarlet ibis)
how do you name nitriles?
i cant remember!

for example, CH3CH2CN ?
:confused:

would be grateful if ne1 can help!
propanitrile.
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(Original post by Ralfskini)
propanitrile.
it has 2 carbons and 1 functional group
how can it be a prop- suffix
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This is funny ..
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(Original post by MalaysianDude)
it has 2 carbons and 1 functional group
how can it be a prop- suffix

Because when naming nitriles you have to account for the number of carbons in the molecule.
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(Original post by MalaysianDude)
it has 2 carbons and 1 functional group
how can it be a prop- suffix
Nitrile means CN- but the C is not counted
if so, carbonitrile is used
(like the case of -oic acid and carboxylic acid)
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im still confused! i thought you had to count all the carbons in a chain regardless of whether they are the 'functional group' or not, like CH3COOH - ethanioc acid!

maybe it is propnanonitrile?
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ive just checked in the text book
it seems that
CH3CN is methanonitrile
hmm
why is that
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CH3CH2CN is called propanenitrile! I'm 100% sure.
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methinks propanenitrile
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(Original post by Ralfskini)
CH3CH2CN is called propanenitrile! I'm 100% sure.
I agree with you. The same IUPAC conventions apply when you're naming anything - CH3CH2CH2OH would be propanol, just as CH3CH2CN would be called propanenitrile.

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wht dos IUPAC stand for?
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wht dos IUPAC stand for?
http://www.chem.qmul.ac.uk/iupac/
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defo propanenitrile. Organics is ma bidnass
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