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Organic chemistry IUPAC nomenclature

Write down the IUPAC name of the organic compund Cl3C-CH2-CHO


Expert Solution


For assigning an IUPAC name to an organic compound, first we have to number

the carbons in order to select the longest carbon chain.

The structure of the given compound

3 2 1


Now, from the given structure we can see that the

carbon-1 possess aldehyde group (-CHO),

carbon-3 contains 3 chlorine group(-Cl).

The longest carbon chain consists of 3 carbons.

Hence, the IUPAC name of the compound is 3,3,3-trichloropropanal.

The IUPAC name of Cl3C-CH2-CHO is 3,3,3-trichloropropanal

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