Chemistry: Molecular Approach (4th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0134112830
ISBN 13: 978-0-13411-283-1

Chapter 21 - Self-Assessment Quiz: Q5

Answer

The correct answer is (b)

Work Step by Step

The given compound has 6 carbon atoms in its longest carbon chain. It has a methyl substituent at position 2 and an ethyl substituent at position 3. Arranging the substituents in alphabetical order, the name of the compound is 3-ethyl-2-methylhexane. So, the correct answer is (b).
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