My only doubt while solving a larger problem is whether 4-Ethyl,3,3-Dimethyl Hexane and 3-Ethyl,4,4-Dimethyl Hexane equivalent?
That finishes the answer. The Ethyl is bigger than the Methyl, so counting ascendingly along the chain, 3-ethyl,4,4-dimethyl hexane.Do either names violate any nomenclature rules?
shouldn't ethyl be given preference and a lower number since it comes first alphabetically?
Alright, thank you very much :DThat finishes the answer. The Ethyl is bigger than the Methyl, so counting ascendingly along the chain, 3-ethyl,4,4-dimethyl hexane.
difficult to read but might help as a review for some things: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IUPAC_nomenclature_of_organic_chemistry
The two different names are the same compound but the one starting with ethyl is the better name.
the trouble with me is I can't learn inside a classroom at all due to various factors. However I am adept at learning from a textbook extremely well, so this forum is a blessing for me and the only way I don't get stuck anywhere while contemplating a problem. I'm not sure if this will work for organic chemistry though...Students in school and using both their in-class instruction and assigned textbook readings deal with far fewer rules at the start, and then are given just enough of needed nomenclature instruction as their studies progress. Like I said, much easier to handle the learning that way.