IUPAC Names of Organic compounds (3)

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Name the following alcane according to the IUPAC rules:
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From http://www.chem.uiuc.edu/GenChemReferences/nomenclature_rules.html
Number the carbons of the parent chain from the end that gives the substituents the lowest numbers. When compairing a series of numbers, the series that is the "lowest" is the one which contains the lowest number at the occasion of the first difference. If two or more side chains are in equivalent positions, assign the lowest number to the one which will come first in the name.

This would suggest 3-ethyl-4-methylhexane is correct.
 

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