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Homework Help: Alkene naming question

  1. Dec 8, 2012 #1
    1. I made up this problem myself in order to practice. I stumped myself. I'm such a genius, I'm aware
    It's basically alkene nomenclature with the E,Z naming scheme.


    2. Picture
    See below. I've taken the liberty of already numbering the longest chain.


    3. The attempt at a solution
    Without the double bond, I know that the name of this compound would be 6-butyl-5,7-diethyl-3-methylundecane.

    With the double bond, I think it might be (5E)-6-butyl-5,7-diethyl-3-methyl-5-undecene. Is this right? I'm not entirely sure.
     

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    Last edited: Dec 8, 2012
  2. jcsd
  3. Dec 10, 2012 #2
    Looks correct to me
     
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