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Question

The IUPAC name of the given compound is



Your Answer
A

2, 3- Diethyl butane

Your Answer
B

1, 2- Dimethyl 3- ethyl butane

Your Answer
C

3- Ethyl 4- methyl pentane

Correct Answer
D

3, 4- Dimethyl hexane


Solution

The correct option is C

3, 4- Dimethyl hexane


Let us begin by numbering the longest chain. No matter which outer carbon we start with, the longest chain is 6 carbons long. 

There are two methyl substituents. One is at carbon number 3 and another one is at carbon number 4. Therefore the name of the given compound is 3, 4- Dimethyl hexane.

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