Problem: Select the common name for each of the following two dicarboxylic acids:HOOCCOOHa) adipic acidb) oxalic acidc) glutaric acidd) malonic acide) succinic acidf) pimelic acidHOOCCH2CH2CH2CH2CH2COOHa) malonic acidb) oxalic acidc) adipic acidd) pimelic acide) succinic acidf) glutaric acid

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We are asked to identify the common name for each of the following dicarboxylic acids.


The first few common names are listed below where n= number of carbons between the carbonyls. 

n = 0 → Oxalic acid

n = 1 → Malonic acid

n = 2 → Succinic acid

n = 3 → Glutaric acid

n = 4 → Adipic acid

n = 5 → Pimelic acid

n = 6 → Suberic acid

n = 7 → Azelaic acid

n = 8 → Sebacic acid


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Select the common name for each of the following two dicarboxylic acids:

HOOCCOOH

a) adipic acid

b) oxalic acid

c) glutaric acid

d) malonic acid

e) succinic acid

f) pimelic acid

HOOCCH2CH2CH2CH2CH2COOH

a) malonic acid

b) oxalic acid

c) adipic acid

d) pimelic acid

e) succinic acid

f) glutaric acid

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