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Anyone can help me on the chemistry notation

  1. Jul 29, 2011 #1
    I encountered a chemical (COOEt)2C, and I don't really know what does Et mean. I am not familiar with chemistry, but I guess this is something similar to -R which stands for -CH3, -CH2CH3 etc. Could anyone help to explain?

    Thanks you very much.
     
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  3. Jul 30, 2011 #2

    Ygggdrasil

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    Et represents an ethyl group, CH3CH2-

    (COOEt)2C represents the compound diethyl malonate
     
  4. Jul 30, 2011 #3
    Just visiting, but I learned something new, thanks Ygggdrasil!
     
  5. Jul 30, 2011 #4
    Thank you, Ygggdrasil! I just got the same answer from other friends ...
     
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