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Sun May 29, 2011 By:

Give the IUPAC name of Butan-2-oic acid

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Mon May 30, 2011
This molecule is not possible, as the acid group-COOH can not be present in the middle of a carbon chain. Plz correct the molecule. 
 
However a 4-carbon saturated acid is butanoic acid. There may be isomers is some branching is present in the molecule.
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