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How Would You Name the Following Compound? Figure - Science

How would you name the following compound?
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Solution

The name of the compound is methanal, as the structure contains one carbon atom and an aldehyde group (-CHO), which is indicated by using 'al' as the suffix. Hence, replacing the last letter 'e' of methane with 'al' we get the name methanal.

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Lakhmir Singh Class 10 Chemistry (Science)
Chapter 4 Carbon And Its Compounds
Q 32.3 | Page 241
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