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Name of benzene compound

  1. Jun 25, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    can i name the compound in the first photo as 1-chloro, 2nitro benzene
    can I name the second compound as 1-chloro-3-nitrobenzene?

    2. Relevant equations

    3. The attempt at a solution

    the ans from my book is inside the photo

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  3. Jun 29, 2014 #2
    Can someone reply??
  4. Jun 29, 2014 #3


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    I am not sure these will be correct IUPAC names, but they will be definitely unambiguous.

    I would call the first one o-chloronitrobenzene and the latter p-chloronitrobeznene. I believe these are still acceptable according to IUPAC rules.
  5. Jun 30, 2014 #4
    m-Chloronitrobenzene not p-chloronitrobenzene, for the second, if you're going to use that naming system.
  6. Jun 30, 2014 #5


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    Ops, you are right. No idea what I was thinking.
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