Problem: Draw the alcohol needed to form isobutyl benzoate (2-methylpropyl benzoate).

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For the ester:

Parent chain → benzoate 

R group → isobutyl

Carboxylic acid → benzoic acid

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Draw the alcohol needed to form isobutyl benzoate (2-methylpropyl benzoate).

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