# Question #de7c2

Apr 7, 2017

In a way it does, but it would be named differently.

#### Explanation:

Methoxy means $C {H}_{3} - O -$
Methanal means $- C H = O$

If we put this together we get:

$C {H}_{3} - O - C H = O$

Which is just the same as:

$H C O O C {H}_{3}$

Which will be called methyl methanoate, because the C-atom that has the doubly bound O, also has the singly bound oxy group, and they combine to represent the -oate group.
It is also called methyl formate, being an ester of formic acid $H C O O H$ and methanol $C {H}_{3} O H$