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

Published by John Wiley & Sons
ISBN 10: 111801040X
ISBN 13: 978-1-11801-040-2

Chapter 5 - Nomenclature - 5.6 Numbering - Problems - Page 101: 5.58



Work Step by Step

1. Find the parent chain and were you should start counting the carbons: - The parent chain will be everything but the group of 2 carbons on the extreme right. (It has to contain the alcohol group and be as large as possible) - The counting should start from the top, since the alcohol is closer to this side. 2. Functional group: - Alcohol on the carbon number 3: "3-ol" 3. Insaturations and number of carbons on the parent chain: - This molecule doesn't have insaturations: "an" - There are 9 carbons on the parent chain: "non" 4. Substitutents: - Ethyl group on the carbon number 4 : "4-ethyl" 5. Stereoisomerism: This molecule doesn't have stereoisomerism. (It doesn't have double bonds) 6. Put them all together: 4-ethylnonan-3-ol
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