Basic Organic Nomenclature

An Introduction

Dave Woodcock,
Associate Professor Emeritus UBC (Okanagan)
©1996,2000, 2008

5. Functional Groups
with Suffix or Prefix

VII Alkanoic Acids
(carboxylic acids)

Self-study Questions
Question 1 Answers


Complete the following tables:
Table 1.
#CompoundIUPAC NameModel
a decanoic acid
b 2-methylbutanoic acid
c 3-ethylpentanoic acid
d 2-chloro-4-hydroxyhexanoic acid
e 4-oxopentanoic acid


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