What is the IUPAC name for the compound shown? IUPAC name: C10H22
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The IUPAC name of the compound is,
Rules for naming
• Select the longest carbon chain, and consider the compound as the derivative of the particular alkane. Here, in the longest chain, there are 5 carbon atoms. Thus, it is a pentane.
• After selecting the longest chain, numbering of the chain is done from the end which has a nearest substituent inorder to give minimum number to the carbon atom bearing substituent.
In the given compound, the numbering starts from left side as it has two nearest substituents on 2nd Carbon atom.
There are 2 methyl groups attached on the 2nd C atom and a methyl group attached to 3rd C atom.
Thus, the IUPAC name of the compound is 2, 2, 3-Trimethylpentane