What is the IUPAC name of the compound COOH-COOH? Please explain the procedure of naming it.

Asked by Keteki Anand | 15th Feb, 2014, 11:21: AM

Expert Answer:

  • There are two carbon atoms in the longest chain, hence the parent chain belong to ethane.
  • Both the carbon atoms are involved in the carboxylic group formation, hence it is a "dioic acid".
  • Thus the IUPAC name of the oxalic acid is "ethanedioic acid".
 
 

Answered by  | 17th Feb, 2014, 10:01: AM

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