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

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Oct 10, 2016

Answer:

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 #CH_3CH_2CH_2COOH# ). and ester is produced replacing the H atom -COOH group by #CH_3CH_2-. #

So the name - Ethyl butanoate