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    I just assumed we are asked to name this organic compound: CH3C(OH)2CH3

    Will it be called: 2,2-dipropanol?

    And, is it an acceptable organic compound, since I just assumed it?

    Thanks.
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    yes, it is a feasible compound. It would be called propan-2,2-diol
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    (Original post by Plato's Trousers)
    yes, it is a feasible compound. It would be called propan-2,2-diol
    Is my nomenclature correct here? 2,2-dipropanol
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    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    Is my nomenclature correct here? 2,2-dipropanol
    see my reply above. I have given the correct name
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    (Original post by Plato's Trousers)
    see my reply above. I have given the correct name
    I think there are different ways to name organic compounds. You used one way, and just want to check the way I'm used to most.
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    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    I think there are different ways to name organic compounds. You used one way, and just want to check the way I'm used to most.
    it is not called "dipropanol"

    it is 2*alcohol functional groups, hence called diol!

    nomenclature states that number in front, then followed by longest carbon chain, and then functionality last, your functionality is diol not ol
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    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    I think there are different ways to name organic compounds. You used one way, and just want to check the way I'm used to most.
    There aren't many different ways. I believe there are a few isolated compounds which have several correct names but on the whole a consistent system is followed and all compounds have standard names.
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    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    I just assumed we are asked to name this organic compound: CH3CH(OH)2CH3

    Will it be called: 2,2-dipropanol?

    And, is it an acceptable organic compound, since I just assumed it?

    Thanks.
    Sorry to ask but I wonder if this compound exists. You've made the valency of central carbon 5. :eek:
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    (Original post by Zishi)
    Sorry to ask but I wonder if this compound exists. You've made the valency of central carbon 5. :eek:
    I was just thinking that...
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    (Original post by Zishi)
    Sorry to ask but I wonder if this compound exists. You've made the valency of central carbon 5. :eek:

    (Original post by cookiemonster101)
    I was just thinking that...
    well spotted guys! I didn't spot that rogue H in the middle there :facepalm:
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    (Original post by Plato's Trousers)
    well spotted guys! I didn't spot that rogue H in the middle there :facepalm:
    I wonder even shengoc wasn't able to spot it.

    P.S: Could you please answer a question posted by me in this forum?
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    (Original post by Zishi)
    I wonder even shengoc wasn't able to spot it.

    P.S: Could you please answer a question posted by me in this forum?
    i was merely correcting the name, but well spotted! 5 valent C....:confused:
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    (Original post by shengoc)
    it is not called "dipropanol"

    it is 2*alcohol functional groups, hence called diol!

    nomenclature states that number in front, then followed by longest carbon chain, and then functionality last, your functionality is diol not ol
    So, is it: 2,2-propadiol?
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    (Original post by Zishi)
    Sorry to ask but I wonder if this compound exists. You've made the valency of central carbon 5. :eek:
    Updated it, thanks for pointing this out.
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    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    So, is it: 2,2-propadiol?
    2,2-Propdiol


    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    Updated it, thanks for pointing this out.
    No problem.
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    (Original post by Zishi)
    2,2-Propdiol



    No problem.
    Thanks a lot.
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    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    So, is it: 2,2-propadiol?
    Do you bother to read anything I write here? :angry:

    It's propane-2,2-diol as I posted above!!

    (Original post by Zishi)
    2,2-Propdiol
    :nope:
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    (Original post by Plato's Trousers)
    Do you bother to read anything I write here? :angry:

    It's propane-2,2-diol as I posted above!!



    :nope:
    Or, 2,2-propanediol. You are right.

    Thanks a lot.
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    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    So, is it: 2,2-propadiol?
    The name is propan-2,2-diol
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    (Original post by Plato's Trousers)
    Do you bother to read anything I write here? :angry:

    It's propane-2,2-diol as I posted above!!



    :nope:

    (Original post by SWEngineer)
    Or, 2,2-propanediol. You are right.

    Thanks a lot.
    Oops, my bad! :ashamed2:

    IT can't be 2,2-propanediol, you've to show that 2,2 represents the diol.
 
 
 
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