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The IUPAC name of the following compound

 

(a) 4- bromo - 3 - cyanophenol

(b) 2 - bromo - 3 - hydroxybenonitrile

(c) 2 - cyano - 4 - hydroxybromobenzene

(d) 6 - bromo - 3 - hydroxybenonitrile

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Since $-CN$ has the highest priority .
Hence the parent compound is a nitrile.
$\therefore $ IUPAC$ name of the compound is 2 - bromo - 3 - hydroxybenonitrile
Hence b is the correct answer.
answered Feb 21, 2014 by meena.p
 
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