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Tue March 15, 2011 By: Shree Varshini

while naming the organic compounds the prefix sec- and tert- are not considered part of the fundamental name. why??????

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Tue March 15, 2011
Dear Student
 
 
The IUPAC method doesnot allow to use sec- or ter- prefixes. As per IUPAC, the positions of substituents are given using numbers. This is a more appropriate method also.
 
 
We hope that clarifies your query.
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