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 102: 5.65



Work Step by Step

1. Find the parent chain and where we should start counting the carbons: - Since there are no bifurcations of carbons, the parent chain will have all the carbons in the molecule and the functional group (-OH). - We should start counting from the right, because the alcohol group (-OH) is closer to this side. 2. Functional group: - 1 Alcohol on the carbon number 4: "4-ol" 3. Insaturations and number of carbons on the parent chain: - 1 double bond on the carbons 2 and 3: "2-en" - 8 carbons in the parent chain: "oct" 4. Substitutents: - No substitutents. 5. Stereoisomerism: - 1 double bond, with 2 opposite hydrogens: "(trans)" 6. Put them all together: (trans)-oct-2-en-4-ol
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