Organic Chemistry As a Second Language, 3e: First Semester Topics

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ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 5 - Nomenclature - 5.1 Functional Group - Problems - Page 86: 5.10


The suffix for this molecule is "-oic acid".

Work Step by Step

1. Identify the functional group(s). *Hint: Look at the oxygens and the nitrogens, and compare the molecule and the groups on the list of functional groups. (Pages 84/85) Since we have an oxygen connected with a double bond to a carbon that has an "$OH$" connected to it too, one of the functional groups is Carboxylic acid. Since we have a nitrogen connected to a carbon and 2 hydrogens, one of the functional groups is an amine. 2. Find the suffix we will use. (Look at the list in pages 84/85) The suffix for a molecule with an carboxylic acid and an amine is "-oic acid". ** Carboxylic acids outrank amines in the nomeclature hierarchy (The order of the list.)
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