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While numbering the longest carbon chain, in case of carboxylic functional group In some compounds i observed that the counting includes the carbon of CO2H while in other the counting starts from the next carbon . Please solve my doubt.

While numbering the longest carbon chain, in case of carboxylic functional group In some compounds i observed that the counting includes the carbon of CO2H while in other the counting starts from the next carbon . Please solve my doubt.

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mimi ganguly
21 Points
12 years ago

the carbon of the carboxylic acid is usually taken as no.1 nd others counted thereafter

 

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