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    Can someone can help me name the compound on the left?
    Thanks!
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    (Original post by Kreayshawn)

    Can someone can help me name the compound on the left?
    Thanks!
    Well, its name is 2-propenol, but in reality it is very unstable and will rearrange to form the ketone.
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    Well, its name is ethenol, but in reality it is very unstable and will rearrange to form ethanal.
    Thanks a lot! Any chance you know this one too?

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    (Original post by Libby18)
    1-methyl-ethan-1-ol

    methyl group on the 1st carbon (from right), the alcohol function group is on the 1st carbon hence -1-ol
    ethanol as it has two carbons
    missed the double bond! thanks a lot for trying though I appreciate the help

    Edit: just saw the edit! thanks.
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    (Original post by Kreayshawn)
    Thanks a lot! Any chance you know this one too?


    1,2-diiodopropan-2-ol
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    1,2-diiodopropan-2-ol

    ohh woops, sorry I didnt realise OP wanted the product of the two haha silly me
    then yes, 1,d diidopropan-2-ol
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    (Original post by Kreayshawn)

    Can someone can help me name the compound on the left?
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    Afraid I missed that CH3 group (just about to head out, slightly boozed :P ). Its actualy name is 2-propenol.
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    Well, its name is ethenol, but in reality it is very unstable and will rearrange to form ethanal.
    Am I missing something? Looks like propen-2-ol to me, but I may be wrong!
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    (Original post by Funtry)
    Am I missing something? Looks like propen-2-ol to me, but I may be wrong!
    See my post above
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    See my post above
    Oh yeah didn't see that before I posted

    Is putting the 2 before the rest of the compound a personal thing, or just what you were taught? I mean, you may prefer to say it that way, as I was taught to put the number just before the -ol.
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    (Original post by Funtry)
    Oh yeah didn't see that before I posted

    Is putting the 2 before the rest of the compound a personal thing, or just what you were taught? I mean, you may prefer to say it that way, as I was taught to put the number just before the -ol.
    In the real world, it doesn't matter. However A level mark schemes are rediculously pedantic when it comes to things like this, so do what you've been taught
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    (Original post by illusionz)
    In the real world, it doesn't matter. However A level mark schemes are rediculously pedantic when it comes to things like this, so do what you've been taught
    Oh, okay, thank you anyway!
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    (Original post by Kreayshawn)

    Can someone can help me name the compound on the left?
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    It's 2-hydroxypropene (not propen-2-ol)


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    (Original post by AdamStott64)
    It's 2-hydroxypropene (not propen-2-ol)


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    Can anyone else confirm this? Looking them both up they both seem to have the same exact formula - are they different names for the same thing?
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    (Original post by Kreayshawn)
    Can anyone else confirm this? Looking them both up they both seem to have the same exact formula - are they different names for the same thing?
    In my AQA chemistry we have to use the IUPAC name. Compounds often have multiple names


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    (Original post by Kreayshawn)
    Can anyone else confirm this? Looking them both up they both seem to have the same exact formula - are they different names for the same thing?
    Same thing, hydroxy is another way of saying -OH. This is, however, an alcohol group in this case, so I'd go for propen-2-ol
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    (Original post by Funtry)
    Same thing, hydroxy is another way of saying -OH. This is, however, an alcohol group in this case, so I'd go for propen-2-ol
    Due to the double bond the hydroxyl group (-OH) has to be a prefix not a suffix


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    (Original post by AdamStott64)
    Due to the double bond the hydroxyl group (-OH) has to be a prefix not a suffix
    The highest priority group assumes the suffix, and since alcohols are a higher priority group than alkenes, it's propen-2-ol :yep:
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    (Original post by EierVonSatan)
    The highest priority group assumes the suffix, and since alcohols are a higher priority group than alkenes, it's propen-2-ol :yep:
    This is the saddest debate I've ever had hahahaha.
    I still vote hydroxy-


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    (Original post by AdamStott64)
    This is the saddest debate I've ever had hahahaha.
    I still vote hydroxy-


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    An enol is a functional group in its own right, not simply a combination of an alkene and an alcohol. It has its own name.
 
 
 
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