Give the IUPAC name of Butan-2-oic acid

Asked by sharmistha.panda | 29th May, 2011, 12:00: AM

Expert Answer:

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.

Answered by  | 30th May, 2011, 12:40: AM

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