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What is the IUPAC name for the following compound HC≡CCH₃?

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What is the IUPAC name for the following compound HC≡CCH₃?

A. Acetylene

B. Methyl acetylene

C. Butanol

D. Decanoic acid

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B

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The IUPAC name for the following compound HC≡CCH₃ is propyne or methyl acetylene.

Methyl acetylene = propyne = C₃H₄

Now for the right answer to the above question:

  1. Option A is incorrect. Acetylene = ethyne = C₂H₂
  2. Option B is correct.  methyl acetylene = propyne = C₃H₄ = HC≡CCH₃
  3. C is incorrect. butanol is not likely the answer because it is alcohol.
  4. D is not the correct answer. Decanoic acid is not likely the answer.

KEY-POINTS…

You may please note these/this:

  • Methyl acetylene = propyne = C₃H₄
  • HC≡CCH = C₃H₄

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/ culled from 2021 JAMB-UTME CHEMISTRY question 4 /

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    Methyl acetylene = propyne = C₃H₄

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