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Homework Help: Name the molecule

  1. Jul 1, 2014 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    I have to name the particular molecule that i am looking at and fill in the blanks with that name.

    2. Relevant equations
    Choose from:
    2-methoxybutane, 3-butene, 1-butene, butanal, 2-chlorobutane, ethylmethyl ether, butylmethyl ether, or 2-butanone

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The first thing that I did was identify the central molecule as 2-butanol, but i am no quite sure what the arrows indicate. Whether its the removal of the compound next to the arrow or the addition of it; if someone could identify the type of diagram and nudge me in the right direction that would be fantastic!

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    Last edited: Jul 1, 2014
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  3. Jul 1, 2014 #2


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    It is an orgo way of stating "something reacting with things written above arrow yielding".
  4. Jul 1, 2014 #3
    Okay i get it thank you so much! so if i follow a) could be 1-betene, b) 2-chlorobutane, c) 2-butanone, d) 2-methoxybutane? please note that its not suppose to be Cu its suppose to be Cl! im sorrry....
  5. Jul 8, 2014 #4
    Or do i have b) and c) backwards in my previous answer?
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