Organic Chemistry Solutions: #24

23.* (1991 1 2) Some of the following names are wrong. For those that are, explain why. For those that are correct, propose a structural formula.

A. 1,4-propanediol

This name is incorrect. Propane has 3 carbons, so you can't put anything on the fourth position.

B. 2-butanal

This name is incorrect. "-al" denotes an aldehyde, but the 2 position would give a ketone.

C. 2,3-pentadiene