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    phenylamine has one nh2 group.
    If it had two nh2 groups attached what would it be called?
    is diaminobenzene correct?
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    phenylamine has one nh2 group.
    If it had two nh2 groups attached what would it be called?
    is diaminobenzene correct?
    At the end of the day it is about communication. With amines, there are three acceptable ways of describing them.

    aminoethane
    ethylamine
    ethanamine

    1,3-diaminobenzene is perfectly good, but then again so would be 3-aminophenylamine.
 
 
 
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