Oh, NOW you've opened a can of worms. Ronn -- a short lecture on chemical
nomenclature if you don't mind. What *do* those numbers before a chemical
compound's name mean?

And while you're at it, do we live in a left-handed world or a right-handed world,
and why?

Stephen Beecroft wrote:

> -Ronn-
> > (FWIW, I've been unable to find out why there is apparently no
> > such compound as 1,7-trimethylxanthine.
>
> Perhaps because the "1,7" and the "tri" prefixes are mutually exclusive?
> Just a guess. :)
>
> Stephen

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