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    H2NCHC4H9COOH

    First of all, holy sh*t!

    Secondly, why can't the elements be grouped together. As in why can't it be H13NC6O2? Wouldn't that make it easier to read instead of having all of them separate. If the functional group needs to be separate, then ok, but then why can't it be H12NC5COOH. Also, why is the functional group COOH? Why isn't it CO2H?

    Thanks!
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    It isn't a good way of writing it, but it seems to show an NH2 group at one end and a COOH (which is the same thing as CO2H), making it (possibly) 6-aminohexanoic acid.

    I put possibly, since C4H9 is ambiguous - is it a straight chain or branched?

    You could show it as a molecular formula, but the rule is C then H then the rest alphabetically: C6H13NO2
 
 
 
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