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What is the correct nomenclature of the following compound?


A
1-oxoheptanal
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B
6-oxoheptanal
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C
1-oxohexanal
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D
6-oxohexanol
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Solution

The correct option is B 6-oxoheptanal
Compound contains 7 carbon atoms including two functional groups i.e. aldehyde and ketone, according to IUPAC the aldehyde functional group is given priority and counting starts from aldehyde functional group.
Aldehyde(-CHO)
suffix: al

Ketones ( >C=O )
Suffix: one
Prefix :  oxo/keto


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