# An ester has the following structural formula CH_3CH_2CH_2COOCH_2CH_3. What is the name of this ester?

Oct 10, 2016

Ethyl butanoate

#### Explanation:

It is an ester of a mono carboxylic acid of 4 carbon atoms connected in a straight chain( i.e butanoic acid $C {H}_{3} C {H}_{2} C {H}_{2} C O O H$ ). and ester is produced replacing the H atom -COOH group by $C {H}_{3} C {H}_{2} - .$

So the name - Ethyl butanoate