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The IUPAC name of

CH2CH2CH|CH2|CH3O||COCH3 is


  1. 2-Methyl-3-hexenol

  2. 5-Methyl hexanol

  3. Methyl-2-ethylbutanoate

  4. 2-Methylhexanol


Solution

The correct option is C

Methyl-2-ethylbutanoate


Let us first discern the primary functional group.There seems to be only one functional group.

O||CO is the ester functional group.

CH3  CH2  O||COCH2CH3 is namely as Ethyl propanate

A cursory glance at the options reveal option C

But let us name the compound

CH3CH2CH|CH2|CH3O||COCH3

The alkyl group attached -O- is \(CH_3) or methyl group. In the remaining part, let us choose the longest chain;

word root = but (4carbon atoms)

There is a substituent (Ethyl) at C2

Hence the IUPAC name is 

Methyl -2- ethylbutanoate

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