is butan-1-ol same as butanol?of the functional group or double bond comes at 1 in counting is it necessary to write 1 while naming the compound?

Asked by ca_vipin | 24th Nov, 2010, 12:52: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student
 Since the -OH group can be at position-2, also(2-butanol), hence both are different.
In 1-butanol, the OH functional group is at position 1, at the four membered hydrocarbon chain. Similarly, if OH group is at 2-position at the four membered chain, it is 2-butanol.
We hope that clarifies your query.

Answered by  | 24th Nov, 2010, 03:03: PM

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