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Problem: Write the IUPAC names of the following carboxylic acids.

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We’re being asked to name the given carboxylic acids 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.

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Write the IUPAC names of the following carboxylic acids.

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