The correct IUPAC name of the following compound

is

  • Option 1)

    4 - methyl - 3 - ethylhexane

  • Option 2)

    3 - ethyl - 4 - methylhexane

  • Option 3)

    3, 4 - ethylmethylhexane

  • Option 4)

    4 - ethyl - 3 - methylhexane

 

Answers (2)
N neha
P Prateek Shrivastava

As we learnt in

Nomenclature of organic compound -

1)    Some of locant value or position no. of substituent should be minimum.

 

2)    Senior functional group written in the form of suffix.

 

3)    Junior  functional group written in the form of prefix.

- wherein

1)

 

 

 IUPAC name of compound  is 3-Ethyl-4-methylhexane


Option 1)

4 - methyl - 3 - ethylhexane

This option is incorrect

Option 2)

3 - ethyl - 4 - methylhexane

This option is correct

Option 3)

3, 4 - ethylmethylhexane

This option is incorrect

Option 4)

4 - ethyl - 3 - methylhexane

This option is incorrect

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