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IUPAC nomenclature question

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Krushnaraj Pandya
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Homework Statement


Which name is more correct, 2-oxo-cyclopentanitrile or 2-cyano-cyclopentanone

2. The attempt at a solution

The priority of CN group is higher than ketone, so the first name should be correct but the second name is mentioned in my textbook
 

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