# How do you name alkoxides?

Dec 22, 2016

Can you name the parent alcohol............?

#### Explanation:

Well, upon deprotonation the alcohol becomes the $\text{alkoxide}$.

The sodium or potassium salt of $\text{tert-butanol}$ is commonly used in organic synthesis; even tho you must sublime it twice to get it pure. Its potassium salt would be $\text{potassium tert-butoxide}$.