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Nomenclature of Esters

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Esters are made from a carboxylic acid and an alcohol.

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Esters are named as if the alkyl chain from the alcohol is a substituent. No number is assigned to this alkyl chain. This is followed by the name of the parent chain form the carboxylic acid part of the ester with an –e remove and replaced with the ending –oate.

Example 1: 
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