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Level 6-Naming Trienes

 

Trienes- Organic compound containing 3  separate carbon to carbon double bonds C=C

The rule for naming is they all end with "-triene".

The general formula is CnH2n-4, n is the number of carbons is used to determine the number of hydrogen atoms. Example n=6, so H=(2(6)-4)=8

C6H8

 

Naming Compounds- Again, ignore all the hydrogen's. We only worry about carbon atoms.

Rule #1-Name the longest chain that contains both double bonds.  End it with "triene".

Rule #2-When necessary use the lowest numbers to give the locations of both double bonds.

C6H8 1,3,5-hexatriene
C7H10 1,3,5-heptatriene
C7H10 1,3,6-heptatriene
C7H10 2-methyl-1,3,5-hexatriene

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