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Textbook Problem

Which of the following is not an alternate name for a thiol?

  1. a. thioalcohol
  2. b. sulfur alcohol
  3. c. mercaptan
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Among the given names, the one which is not an alternate name of thiol has to be chosen.

Concept Introduction:

Functional group is the one which decides the chemical properties of a compound.  Thiols are sulfur analogs of alcohols.  Organic compounds that have sulfur atom replaced an oxygen atom is known as sulfur analogs.  This is possible because sulfur is present in the same group of the periodic table that contains oxygen.  This can be called by various other names.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Thiols are sulfur analogs of alcohols.  They contain SH as the functional group instead of OH functional group.  This thiol functional group is also known as sulfhydryl group.  Thiol cannot be called as sulfur alcohol.  This is because it means that sulfur is bonded to hydroxyl group.  Sulfur alcohol is not an alternate name for thiol

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