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Name the following compound.


  1. Dimethyl ketone
  2. Oxomethyl methane
  3. Pentanone
  4. Pentan-3-one


Solution

The correct option is D Pentan-3-one
  • The given compound can be numbered as above. There are five carbon atoms in the parent chain. So, word root here would be 'pent'.
  • A ketone group C=O is present at the third carbon atom. So, the suffix would be '3-one'.
  • Thus, the IUPAC name of the compound is pentan-3-one.

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