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Does anyone know what CH3CH2CH(OH)COOH or C4H9O(C=O)CH3 is?

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  1. I believe the firt one is 3-hydroxybutanoic acid.
    I believe the second one is
    butyl acetate.

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  2. alpha -hydroxylbutyric acid (CH3CH2CH(OH)COOH) is this correct?

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  3. Yes, that's one way of naming it. My name SHOULD have been 2-hydroxybutanoic acid (I stated counting from the wrong end--a common error). The IUPAC name is butanoic acid for the parent compound but the older name of butyric acid abounds.

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  4. Yes, I agree with 2-hydroxybutanoic acid.

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  5. the ecquisition?

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