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Consider the following organic compound: Et-O-Me Why it is named as "Methoxy ethane" and not as "Ethoxy methane" ??

Consider the following organic compound:
 
Et-O-Me
 
Why it is named as "Methoxy ethane" and not as "Ethoxy methane" ??

Grade:11

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Arun
25757 Points
4 years ago
Dear student
 
R- O – R’ type compund,
 
always pronounced as alkoxy alkane where alkoxy used for smaller Alkane.
 
hence Methoxy methane is pronounced

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