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Homework Help: Use of Carb- Prefix before functional group names?

  1. Jan 4, 2015 #1
    1. I have been facing problem with the use of carb-prefix under same special conditions in organic chemistry nomenclature.

    2. Relevant equations

    3. One friend of mine suggested me that if there are 3 or more similar functional group, out of which none can be given priority in a single structure, then usually carb- prefix is used before the secondary suffix like tricarbamide, tricarbaldehyde, and so on. To provide further clarity to my question , the image has been given below.
    First image is named 1,3,-Pentanedioic Acid 329px-Kwas_glutarowy.svg.png CarballylicA.png
    Second image is named 1,2,3-Tricarboxylic Acid

    Also it will be very kind, if you can suggest me onto which are the specific conditions , no single functional group(out of similar multiple ones in a structure), be given priority so that they are left out of parent chain and treated as substituents
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  3. Jan 9, 2015 #2
    Thanks for the post! This is an automated courtesy bump. Sorry you aren't generating responses at the moment. Do you have any further information, come to any new conclusions or is it possible to reword the post?
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