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Name the following compounds according to IUPAC system
CH3CH2CH|CH2CICH2OH|CHCH|CH3CH3

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The IUPAC name for the given compound is 3-chloromethyl-2-isopropylpentan-1-ol.
3-chloromethyl is for the chloromethyl group (CH2Cl) attached at C3, 2-isopropyl is for the isopropyl group (CH(CH3)2) attached at C2, pentan-1-ol is for the long chain of 5 carbon atoms with alcohol group (OH) at C1.
Hence the IUPAC name for the given compound is 3-chloromethyl-2-isopropylpentan-1-ol.

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