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You have correctly identified the principal characteristic group as aldehyde. According to the current version of Nomenclature of Organic Chemistry – IUPAC Recommendations and Preferred Names 2013 (Blue Book), simple mono- and dialdehydes are named substitutively using the suffix β€˜al’. P- Mono- and dialdehydes derived from alkanes are named ...


The parent hydrocarbon chain is butane. The parent functional group is dialdehyde. The side-chain is methyl. According to the IUPAC nomenclature, the given organic compound is 2-methyl-1,4-butanedial. According to the IUPAC nomenclature for Aldehydes, the suffix -carbaldehyde is used only when the aldehyde is attached to a ring chain. The suffix -al is used ...


You are correct that the alcohol atacks the carbonyl then the ring oxygen leaves in a manner analagous to ester transesterification. The intermediate generated is an enol which picks up a proton to for the ketone. image from here: 1


Let's be positive. The edited proposal has merit. You can pass a current thru a solution of a carboxylic acid and measure it with an ammeter (a more sensitive milliammeter would be better). How about this: check for conductivity. Commercial conductivity meters use AC current and an AC ammeter. Use two inert, identical electrodes for this, and use DC if you ...

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