Draw the structure of 3-methyl-2-pentanone.


Draw the structure of 3-methyl-2-pentanone.

Classes of Organic Compounds and Naming:

The class of an organic compound can be deduced from its name. For example, aldehydes end in "al," carboxylic acids ending "oic acid," ketones end in "one," alcohols end in "ol," etc. Students need to memorize the naming rules to be able to recognize the endings and what they mean in terms of the structure of a compound.

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We are asked to draw the structure of 3-methyl-2-pentanone. The first thing to note is the ending of the name is "one," which classifies the...

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Naming Organic Compounds: Rules & Practice


Chapter 15 / Lesson 6

Learn about IUPAC naming for organic compounds and molecules. Understand functional groups tables, use IUPAC name charts, and see IUPAC name examples.

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