Chemistry (4th Edition)

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Chapter 25 - Section 25.2 - Classes of Organic Compounds - Checkpoint - Page 1075: 25.2.2


Option (b).

Work Step by Step

Count the number of carbon atoms in the longest carbon chain. In the given structure, the longest continuous carbon chain is composed of three carbon atoms. Thus, the parent name of the three carbons chain is propane. The chlorine group, as a substituent, is placed at the second carbon atom. Therefore, the name is 2-chloro propane.
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