Problem: What is the common name for CH3CH2CH2OCH2CH2CH3A) dibutyletherB) 1-propoxypropaneC) 1-propoxyhexaneD) dipropyl etherE) none of these

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We are asked what is the common name for CH3CH2CH2OCH2CH2CH3


Common Name → List both alkyl groups in alphabetical order and follow with the word ether. 

  • CH3CH2CH2 → 3 Carbon → Propyl
  • CH2CH2CH3 → 3 Carbon → Propyl
  • It has 2 of the same group → Dipropyl


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What is the common name for CH3CH2CH2OCH2CH2CH3

A) dibutylether

B) 1-propoxypropane

C) 1-propoxyhexane

D) dipropyl ether

E) none of these