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While naming a compund can you write Alcohol instead of "ol"?
 
For example: Lets say the compund is named pent-4-ene-7-ol.
 
Will the naming be wrong if I write it as pent-4-ene-7-Alcohol? 

Asked by Deebu 10th March 2015, 5:15 PM
Answered by Expert
Answer:
In IUPAC nomenclature, "ol" is used instead of "alcohol". In common naming, the word "alcohol" is used after the parent name.
For example:
Common name of above compound is heptene alcohol.
 
The name provided in the question is incorrect.
Answered by Expert 11th March 2015, 11:16 AM
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