NOMENCLATURE OF ALCOHOLS
According to IUPAC nomenclature alcohols are named by replacing ‘e’ in the name of parent alkane by ‘ol’.
In this system following rules are followed:
- The longest continuous chain containing the carbon bonded to OH group is selected as the parent chain.
- The carbon atoms in the chain are numbered in such a way that the carbon atom carrying the hydroxyl group gets the lowest number. For example,
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