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Offline niceguy@1212

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Naming organic compounds
« on: April 08, 2021, 04:34:40 PM »
What's wrong in this name?

2-mercaptopenten-2-ol

I was thinking -SH and -OH cannot be at the same position. therefore this makes the compound wrong.

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Re: Naming organic compounds
« Reply #1 on: April 08, 2021, 06:05:32 PM »
It is a rule of this forum that you must show your attempt at answering a question before we can help you.

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Re: Naming organic compounds
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2021, 07:42:58 PM »
sorry I didnt know that as I am new to this forum. please help me understand what is wrong in the name.

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Re: Naming organic compounds
« Reply #3 on: April 08, 2021, 08:26:55 PM »
I tend to agree with your answer.  I think that there may also be a piece of information that is missing in this name.

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