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The IUPAC name of the following compound

Option: 1

3-ethyl-4,4-dimethyl octane

Option: 2

4,4-dimethyl-3-ethyl octane

Option: 3

5,5-dimethyl-6-ethyl octane

Option: 4


Answers (1)


Step(1): Choose the longest chain

Step(2): Choose the side chain which has the least number from the end

Step(3): Alphabetically write the side chain (do not consider di,tri)

So, the name of the compound is 3-ethyl-4,4-dimethyl octane.

Therefore, option (1) is correct.

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