why is 1-hydroxybutanone not called something "al" since it has a hydroxyl group?
I thought this was always this case?
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- Thread Starter
- 08-04-2013 23:42
- 09-04-2013 02:44
an -al suffix is for an aldehyde, when you have a terminal carboxyl group. It has nothing to do with a hydroxyl group.