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Answer to Question #21398 in Organic Chemistry for radhika

Question #21398
GIVE THE IUPAC NAME
C6H5--CH=CH--COOH AND CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME SIR OR MADAM WHY COOH IS NOT NUMBERED THOUGH IT IS A FUNCTIONAL COMPOUND
Expert's answer
3-phenyl-but-2-encarboxylic acid
Carboxyl group is notnumber in this compound, because - it is the main group and gives adescription of the entire molecule (acid).
In other words we cansay:
3-phenyl-but-2-en-1-carboxylate

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