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 - 5.6 Numbering - Problems - Page 102: 5.64


2-propylpentanoic acid

Work Step by Step

1. Find the parent chain and where we should start counting the carbons: The parent chain has to contain the carboxylic acid and be as large as possible. In this case, we have 2 groups with the same number of carbons in bifurcation, so there will be no difference which one you will pick. (The numbers doesn't change.) 2. Functional group: - Carboxylic acid: "oic acid" 3. Insaturations and number of carbons on the parent chain: - No insaturations : "an" - 5 carbons in the parent chain: "pent" 4. Substitutents: - 1 group with 3 carbons on the carbon number 2: "2-propyl" 5. Stereoisomerism: No stereoisomerism (No double bonds). 6. Put them all together: 2-propylpentanoic acid
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