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

Asked by varshini10 | 15th Mar, 2011, 12:00: AM

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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.
 
 
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Answered by  | 15th Mar, 2011, 02:01: PM

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