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What is the chemical name for the compound CH3CH2CH2CH3?


August 2018 NY Regents Chemistry Exam


44 What is the chemical name for the compound CH3CH2CH2CH3?

(1) butane

(2) butene (3) decane

(4) decene


Solutions: Table Q on the Reference Table shows hydrocarbons. This hydrocarbon has all single bonds and therefore, must be an alkane. Alkane names end in "ane", eliminating choices 2 and 4. Next, we can count the number of carbons in the compound, which is 4. Table P shows the prefixes for the carbon chains. The prefix for a chain of 4 carbons in "but". Butane must be the name for the compound presented.

Answer: 1



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