Is 1 chloropropane optically active

Organic Chemistry pp 17-36 | Cite as

  • Hans Peter Latscha
  • Uli Kazmaier
  • Helmut Alfons Klein
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Organic substances usually consist of the elements C, H, O, N and S. In the field of biochemistry, P is added. The variety of organic compounds gave rise to a systematic grouping early on. A general overview is shown in Fig. 12. Further subdivisions into subgroups are of course possible. Systematisation is always based on this Carbon skeleton. The attached "Functional groups" are only taken into account in the second step. In principle, this also applies to the nomenclature of organic compounds.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Peter Latscha
  • Uli Kazmaier
  • Helmut Alfons Klein
  1. 1.Inorganic Chemical InstituteUniversity HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany
  2. 2. Institute for Organic Chemistry, Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany
  3. 3rd U-Dept. Occupational safety / occupational medicine Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs Bonn Germany