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The IUPAC name of carboxylic acid with three carbon atoms is:


A
ethanoic acid
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B
acetic acid
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C
propanoic acid
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D
propionic acid
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Solution

The correct option is A propanoic acid
According to $$IUPAC$$ convention, acid group is given highest priority than saturated carbons. So the name would be propanoic acid since the number of carbons atom is three, a prefix is $$(propan-)$$

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