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Homework Help: Organic Chemistry - Nomenclature Question

  1. Oct 13, 2012 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    (see uploaded attachment for picture). I basically have to name this molecule.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    I don't know where to start counting for the longest carbon chain and I'm not sure if it's a nonane or octane.

    If you guys can help it'd be much appreciated

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  3. Oct 14, 2012 #2
    Can you draw out alternative numbering schemes such that it could be either a nonane or an octane?
  4. Oct 14, 2012 #3


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    If you have to selected between nonane and octane, you should select nonane, as its the longest chain, isn't it?
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