Problem: What is the proper IUPAC name for the compound given below?a) 1-tert-butyl-2-butanolb) 5,5-dimethyl-3-hexanolc) 2,2-dimethyl-4-hexanold) 1,1,1-trimethyl-3-pentanol

FREE Expert Solution
90% (135 ratings)
FREE Expert Solution

We’re being asked to name the given structure using IUPAC nomenclature.

Recall that IUPAC nomenclature follows this pattern:

Locations – Substituents – Root (Modifier)

The steps for IUPAC naming are:

Step 1: Determine the longest carbon chain and the parent name.

Step 2: List down the substituents present and their locants.

Step 3: Combine the locants, substituents, and parent name.

90% (135 ratings)
Problem Details

What is the proper IUPAC name for the compound given below?

a) 1-tert-butyl-2-butanol

b) 5,5-dimethyl-3-hexanol

c) 2,2-dimethyl-4-hexanol

d) 1,1,1-trimethyl-3-pentanol

Solution Details

Frequently Asked Questions

What scientific concept do you need to know in order to solve this problem?

Our tutors have indicated that to solve this problem you will need to apply the Naming Alcohols concept. You can view video lessons to learn Naming Alcohols Or if you need more Naming Alcohols practice, you can also practice Naming Alcohols practice problems .

What is the difficulty of this problem?

Our tutors rated the difficulty of What is the proper IUPAC name for the compound given below?a... as low difficulty.

How long does this problem take to solve?

Our expert Organic tutor, Jonathan took 3 minutes to solve this problem. You can follow their steps in the video explanation above.

What professor is this problem relevant for?

Based on our data, we think this problem is relevant for Professor Polo's class at VCU.