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What is the IUPAC name for the compound shown?
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The IUPAC name of the compound given in the question is 2,2,3-trimethylpentane

How do I name organic compound?

The naming of organic compounds has been made easier, owning to the the rules of the international union of pure and applied chemistry (IUPAC).

The IUPAC naming of organic compounds can be obtained by following these steps:

  • Locate the longest continuous carbon chain.
  • Identify the substituent groups attached to the compound.
  • Give the substituents groups the lowest count by identifying their location.
  • Combine the above to get the name of the compound.

With the above information in mind, we can name the compound as follow:

  • The longest continuous carbon chain is 5 i.e pentane
  • The substituent group attached is methyl
  • There are three methyl group of which two are located at carbon 2, and one at carbon 3

Thus, the IUPAC name of the compound is:

2,2,3-trimethylpentane

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