Chemistry 10th Edition

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Chapter 23 - Organic Chemistry I: Formulas, Names, and Properties - Exercises - Aliphatic Hydrocarbons - Page 945: 17



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The compound is unbranched, and it follows the formula of alkanes $C_{n}H_{2n+2}$ which predicts 16 hydrogen atoms for 7 carbon atoms. Thus, since seven is called Hepta, and since it's an Alkane, the IUPAC name is Heptane.
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