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IUPAC Naming

  1. Feb 14, 2015 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
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    What is the IUPAC name of this compound?

    2. The attempt at a solution
    I have tried: 5-chloro-1,4-dimethyl-cyclohexene, 4-chloro-2,5-dimethyl-cyclohex-1-ene, and 5-chloro-1,4-dimethyl-cyclohex-1-ene
     

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  3. Feb 14, 2015 #2
    I'm not 100% sure, but I think it should be 3-chloro-1,4-dimethyl-cyclohex-1-ene (working anti-clockwise) to ensure the lowest overall numbering.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2015 #3
    Actually it was 5-chloro-1,4-dimethylcyclohexene. I made the dumb mistake of putting 5-chloro-1,4-dimethyl-cyclohexene before, which is why it was wrong. This website: http://www.vanderbilt.edu/AnS/Chemistry/Rizzo/chem220a/alkenes.pdf is a good resource for this if anyone has similar questions. But thank you for your help PWiz.
     
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