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When naming an Alcohol

  1. Jan 22, 2006 #1
    when naming an alcohol, does the OH group have to have the lowest coefficient?.. just making sure...:blushing:
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  3. Jan 23, 2006 #2
    When you are naming an alchohol you always want to make sure that you assign the lowest possbile number to the hydroxyl group because it is of the highest priority.
  4. Jan 29, 2006 #3
    yes but when naming organic compounds with other fuctioal groups as well the precedance should be given to organic acids then aldehydes then ketones and the alcohol
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