Give the IUPAC name for the depicted carboxylic acid.


Give the IUPAC name for the depicted carboxylic acid.

IUPAC Nomenclature:

Organic compounds are named using the rules set by IUPAC. The compound's parent chain and substituents are identified. The parent chain is the longest carbon atom chain to which the highest priority functional group is bonded. On the other hand, the substituents are atoms or groups of atoms besides hydrogen, that are directly connected to a carbon atom of the parent chain. The IUPAC name of the compound is written by naming alphabetically the substituents first followed by the parent chain.

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The given carboxylic acid is redrawn in Figure 1:

Figure 1

The parent chain of the compound contains 5 carbon atoms in a straight chain. Hence,...

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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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