sir,please tell me that how will i came to know what is penta-1-ol...actually my basic concepts are very weak....ao its difficult for me to do this chapter or u can say organic chemistry....sir my papers are near....and i need to do this....please help me sir its a request?

Asked by Muneet Kaur Arora | 28th Nov, 2010, 11:08: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student
 
It is very simple.
Pentane-1-ol
 
First look properly at the name. Pentane is a five chain alkane. So draw a fiv chain alkane.
 
CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3
 
Now the other part which says  1-ol.
-ol is a suffix used for alcohol functional group. so there is an OH group at the five membered chain. The position of the OH group is 1. So now redraw the structure keeping in mind the valency of carbon.
 
CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2OH
 
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Answered by  | 29th Nov, 2010, 12:09: AM

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