Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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Chapter 21 - Section 21.4 - Alkanes: Saturated Hydrocarbons - For Practice: 21.4

Answer

The name of the compound is $2,3,5-trimethylhexane$.

Work Step by Step

The compound has 6 carbon atoms in its longest continuous carbon chain (hex-). It has three substituents (methyl groups) which are at positions 2, 3 and 5 ( the chain is numbered so that the sum of the positions is the lowest numerical value). So, the name of the compound is $2,3,5-trimethylhexane$.
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