Give the functional name for the organic compound

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 Give the main/longest chain name (1pt), functional group(s) name (2pts) and IUPAC name (2pts) of the following organic compound: CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2COOH.

Oct 2nd, 2015

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Hexanoic acid. This is because there are 6 carbons in the chain and COOH is the acidic part of the molecule.

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Oct 2nd, 2015

Thats the functional name and the IUPAC name as well? 

Oct 2nd, 2015

It is a carboxylic acid(functional name). The IUPAC is the name I gave you. It is called hexanoic because hex is the prefix meaning 6.

Oct 2nd, 2015

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