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Homework Help: Naming organic compounds help

  1. Oct 17, 2006 #1
    naming organic compounds help plzzz

    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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  3. Oct 19, 2006 #2
    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.
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2006
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