how should i name this compound?

Asked by Aradhana Goswami | 20th Feb, 2014, 09:36: PM

Expert Answer:

  • First select the longest continuous carbon chain containing the functional group. 
  • Start numbering the chain from the end so that the functional group should get the lowest possible number.
  • Then the substituent carbon cain should get the lowest possible number.
  • The substituent carbon chain in this compound is n-propyl.
  • The fuctional group is ketone.
  • The longest continuous carbon chain containing ketone group is hexanone.
  • The lowest possible number for the fuctional group is 2.
  • The substituent chain is n-propyl.
  • Hence, the name of this compound is 3-n-propyl-2-hexanone.

Answered by  | 21st Feb, 2014, 01:08: PM

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