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Solution for Which of the Following Represents the Correct Iupac Name for the Compounds Concerned? 2,2-dimethylpentane Or 2-dimethylpentane - CBSE (Science) Class 11 - Chemistry

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Question

Which of the following represents the correct IUPAC name for the compounds concerned?

2,2-Dimethylpentane or 2-Dimethylpentane

Solution

The prefix di in the IUPAC name indicates that two identical substituent groups are present in the parent chain. Since two methyl groups are present in the C–2 of the parent chain of the given compound, the correct IPUAC name of the given compound is 2, 2–dimethylpentane.

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 NCERT Solution for Chemistry Textbook for Class 11 (2016 to Current)
Chapter 12: Organic Chemistry - Some Basic Principles and Techniques
Q: 5.1 | Page no. 361
Solution Which of the Following Represents the Correct Iupac Name for the Compounds Concerned? 2,2-dimethylpentane Or 2-dimethylpentane Concept: Nomenclature of Organic Compounds - The IUPAC System of Nomenclature.
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