Problem: An organic compound contains 5 carbon atoms and one triple bond would have the name of:PropanePentenePropynePentyne

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We’re being asked to determine the name of an organic compound that contains 5 carbon atoms with one triple C≡C bond.

To determine the name of the compound, let’s first determine the different functional groups of organic compounds.

Alkane

simplest type of functional group
made up only of carbons and hydrogens single bonded to each other
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An organic compound contains 5 carbon atoms and one triple bond would have the name of:

  1. Propane
  2. Pentene
  3. Propyne
  4. Pentyne

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