Give IUPAC name of the ester depicted below:


Give IUPAC name of the ester depicted below:

IUPAC Nomenclature

Esters are named after the parent chain name of the carboxylic acid portion. They end with the suffix '-oate'. They are generated by the reaction of an acid and alcohol with the removal of a water molecule.

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The given ester is shown below.

ethyl 3-methylbutanoate

In the naming of esters, first, the identification of an oxygen atom which is the part...

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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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