Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 21 - Section 21.4 - Alkanes: Saturated Hydrocarbons - For Practice - Page 991: 21.3


The name of the compound is $3,5-dimethylheptane$.

Work Step by Step

The compound has 7 carbon atoms in its longest continuous carbon chain ($hept-$) . It has 2 substituent, 2 methyl groups. The carbon chain is numbered so that the sum of the position of the substituents has the lowest numerical value. So, the 2 methyl substituents are at positions 3 and 5. Hence, the name of the compound is $3,5-dimethylheptane$.
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