What is the IUPAC name for the following compound? a) 4-methyl-1-penten-2-ol b)...


What is the IUPAC name for the following compound?

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a) 4-methyl-1-penten-2-ol

b) 2-methyl-4-penten-2-ol

c) 4-methyl-1-penten-4-ol

d) 4-hydroxy-4-methyl-1-pentene

e) 4-penten-2-methyl-2-ol


Organic molecules that contain the hydroxyl group are called alcohols. Alcohols are classified as primary, secondary, or tertiary depending on the alkyl substitution present on the carbon atom bearing the hydroxyl group.

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The first thing that we will do is to find the longest chain of carbon atoms. The longest chain contains 5 carbon atoms.

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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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