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Alcohols are named by identifying the longest continuous chain of carbon atoms that includes the -OH group. The carbon chain is numbered to give the -OH group the lowest possible number, even if this means the other substituents are not receiving the lowest possible number. All alcohols have the suffix -ol to indicate the presence of the -OH group.
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First, we need to find the longest continuous chain of carbon atoms that includes the -OH group. The longest chain has been highlighted in the figure...
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from Chemistry 304: Organic Chemistry IIChapter 1 / Lesson 3