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What Is Ketosis?

Most people have heard they should eat a low-carb diet for weight loss and/or better health, but the word “ketosis” might have some tilting their heads in confusion wondering what’s so special about this funny term. Don’t worry; we’ve got all the details you need to understand the process of ketosis in the body — and more importantly, how you can implement it in your own life! Before you can fully understand ketosis, let’s cover some simple facts about the body and energy. The primary source of energy in the body — which normally fuels every function of the body, from brain cognition to athletic performance — is glucose. You typically get glucose from your diet by eating carbohydrates like: sugar bread grains Beans and legumes fruit starchy vegetables These carbs either turn immediately into glucose in the body or are stored as glycogen in the body to be used as glucose later. However, sometimes the body will have a low supply of glucose, also known as blood sugar. This could be because a person is eating a low-carb diet. When there is no longer enough glucose for the body to use, it turns to an alternative source of energy: your fat stores. It takes the fat store Continue reading >>

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Popular Questions

  1. p-bromonitrobenzene

    Why isn't this molecule named 2-fluorocyclopent-1-one?

  2. Lighthart

    The 1-specification for the ketone function is superfluous, there is no information obscured by omitting the '1'. It is the most important functional group in molecule, and therefore establishes the 1-position.
    Also, cyclopentone is not a proper name. You are missing the 'ane' suffix to indicate saturation. It would be a cyclopentanone.
    Final name:

  3. Loong

    According to the current version of Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry – IUPAC Recommendations and Preferred Names 2013 (Blue Book), names of cyclic ketones are formed substitutively by using the suffix ‘one’.
    The terminal letter ‘e’ in names of parent hydrides (here: cyclopentane) is systematically elided when followed by a suffix beginning with ‘a’, ‘e’, ‘i’, ‘o’, ‘u’, or ‘y’.
    Therefore, the name of the unsubstituted cyclic ketone given in the question is cyclopentanone.
    Note that the locant ‘1’ is omitted in monosubstituted homogeneous monocyclic rings.
    However, if any locants are essential for defining the structure, then all locants must be cited in preferred IUPAC names (PINs).
    Therefore, the omission of the locant ‘1’ in 2-fluorocyclopentanone, while permissible in general usage, is not allowed in PINs, thus the name 2-fluorocyclopentan-1-one is the PIN.

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