The following is the molecule I am confused about.
Earlier in my textbook it gives an example of how to name benzenes with 2 or more hydroxyl groups:
My textbook (Nelson 12 Chemistry) is infamous for its crappiness but my school is too lazy to change it, so I've been asking a few of these questions in recent weeks. I'm sorry about that.
Anyway, my questions are:
- What is the proper, IUPAC name of the first molecule depicted in this question?
- Are there any other commonly accepted names for this molecule and under what convention are they named?
Personally, I would name the first molecule benzene-1,2,4-triol, but the textbook gives the name 1,2,4-trihydroxybenzene, using the hydroxyl groups as substituents.