Q. 215.0( 3 Votes )

The name of the compound

CH3 — CH2 — CHO is:
A. Propanal

B. Propanone

C. Ethanol

D. Ethanal

Answer :

The compound contains 3 carbons. The alkane with 3 carbons is “propane”. There is a –CHO group (aldehyde) in this compound. Hence the name would contain the suffix “-al”.

The IUPAC name would then be:


Propane – ‘e’ + ‘-al’ Propanal

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