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Organic Chemistry - Nomenclature Question

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1. Homework Statement

(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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Can you draw out alternative numbering schemes such that it could be either a nonane or an octane?
 

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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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