Name these organic comounds from their formulas?
I find this really confusing and always end up naming them wrong.. :(
- jmmtcidkLv 58 years agoFavorite Answer
1) You have a three carbon chain with a pi bond to an oxygen on a terminal carbon. This is an aldehyde. Propanal.
2) You have a four carbon chain with a pi bond to an oxygen on the second carbon. This is a ketone. Butan-2-one.
3) You have a three carbon chain with a hydroxyl group on a terminal carbon. This is an alcohol. Propanol.
4) You have a three carbon chain that has pi bonding or a ring system because it is unsaturated. This could be either propene (CH2CHCH3) or cyclopropane (CH2CH2CH2).
5) Hard to explain this one. You have a two carbon chain with a pi bonded and a sigma bonded oxygen on a carbon. Then off the sigma bonded oxygen is another two carbon chain. This is an ester. Ethyl ethanoate.