Winter 2016 Quiz#3 Prep(pg43)
Posted: Thu Mar 03, 2016 9:49 am
On pg 43 of the quiz workbook you are asked on question 2 to name CH3CH(CH3)CH(CH2CH3)C(CH3)3. I understand that the longest carbon chain contains 5 carbons. The answer given is 2,2,4-trimethyl-3ethyl pentane. I see how you get that if you identify the main carbon line as the 4 carbons not in parentheses plus a carbon from one of the methyl groups at the end parentheses. However, couldn't you also make the main chain the first 3 carbons not in parentheses plus the 2 carbons from the CH2CH3 in parentheses. Wouldn't this leave you with a pentane but with different substituent names than from the answer given?