what does " R' " in Organic Chemistry mean?

I know for example: R means CH3 , CH3CH2 ,... but is R' the same?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    R' or also known as R-prime can, but doesn't always have to be the original R. It's there to show you that you can place any other alkane substitute in that place. You will probaby also stumble across R'' and even R''' or even more.

  • gnegy
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    4 years ago

    R is in basic terms any carbon chain. it may variety reckoning on the extremely molecule. whilst they only say R team that's the generalized version of the molecule. the area they provide you is what makes it a keytone, alkene, and so on.

  • 1 decade ago

    R denotes a side-chain or substiuent.

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