Give the correct IUPAC name for CH_3CH_2CH(CH_2)(OH)CH_2CH_3 .

Question:

Give the correct IUPAC name for {eq}CH_3CH_2CH(CH_2)(OH)CH_2CH_3 {/eq}.

IUPAC Nomenclature

According to IUPAC nomenclature rules, while naming a molecule first of all the longest carbon chain chosen which is named based on the number of carbon atoms present in it. But numbering is done from the side so that the substituents on the chain gets the least number.

Answer and Explanation:

IUPAC name for the given compound is Hexan-3-ol.

Naming :

  • 6-C chain is the selected as the parent chain. OH- group is the substituent.

  • Num...

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