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Mon February 13, 2012 By: Manas Khare

What is the IUPAC name of following compound: (CH3)2-CH-O-C2H5 .Also give rules for naming Ether and Ester as well.

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Tue February 14, 2012
2-ethoxy propane is the IUPAC name. Trivial name is isopropylethylether.
 

Ethers can be named by naming each of the two carbon groups as a separate word followed by a space and the word ether.

The –OR group can also be named as a substituent using the group name, alkoxy.

CH3–CH2–O–CH3

ethyl methyl ether or methoxyethane

CH3CH2-O-CH2CH3 
ethoxyethane

 



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