Why is "4-heptanol" an incorrect IUPAC name? What is the correct name?

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Why is "4-heptanol" an incorrect IUPAC name? What is the correct name?

IUPAC Nomenclature

The IUPAC has given various rules to predict the universally acceptable names of chemical compounds. By IUPAC name of a compound, all the functional groups present in a compound can be identified.

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The given name of the compound is 4-heptanol.

The root name haptan- indicates that the compound has seven carbon atom. The suffix -ol indicates...

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