What are the structures of ethyl acetate and n-butyl acetate? What are the IUPAC names for the compounds?
IUPAC Name of Ester:
The IUPAC name of an ester is written in the following manner:
- At first, the name of the alkyl group attached to the O atom in the ester group is written.
- Then, the total number of carbon atoms is determined in the longest carbon chain, and the carbon atoms in the chain are numbered by assigning "1" to the carbon atom in the ester group.
- The IUPAC name of ester ends with the suffix "oate".
Answer and Explanation: 1
Both ethyl acetate and n-butyl acetate are esters.
- In ethyl acetate, one ethyl group remains attached to the O atom in the ester group, and the...
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