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The ticked option is the answer given in the book. Why is the answer not 3-methyl pentan-3-ol?

The ticked option is the answer given in the book. Why is the answer not 3-methyl pentan-3-ol?

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Ramreddy IIT Patna
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7 years ago
Here while selecting the parent chain one thing should be observed carefully i.e. select the parent chain so that functional group -OH will get the least numbering. That is possible for only butane parent chain. So according to this IUPAC name will be 2-Ethyl butanol-2. I hope you got the right concept.

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