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Naming organic compounds help

by aisha
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Oct17-06, 10:27 PM
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I need some help naming the compound below


The vertical line should be from the second Carbons not the first. I can't move the line to the middle SORRY!

The name I have is 3,4-dimethyl-3-propylhexene
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physics girl phd
Oct19-06, 02:45 PM
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I think your name is close. I can see your six-carbon chain with a double bond, but I think you need to indicate where the "ene" bond is by a number... like how would you name just these nonfunctionalized alkenes:

CH2=CH-CH2-CH2-CH2-CH3 vs: CH3-CH=CH-CH2-CH2-CH3 or: CH3-CH2-CH=CH-CH2-CH3 ?

Then I see your methyl groups and propyl groups and where you located them... but is your propyl a straight chain propyl or is it branched? And how is that indicated in its name? (each is indicated in a certain way).

Yeah for taking O-chem! In the days of bio-phys and nanotech, this is getting more important.

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