In the carbon compound "pentane-2-ol", why 2 is written in between?

Asked by  | 23rd Jul, 2008, 11:36: PM

Expert Answer:

Pentane -2-ol means in this compound the alcoholic group is at second carbon atom and there are 5 carbon in pentanol.

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Answered by  | 24th Jul, 2008, 09:36: AM

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