Which of the following represents the correct IUPAC name for the compounds concerned?
2-Chloro-4-methylpentane or 4-Chloro-2-methylpentane
If the substituents are present in the equivalent position of the parent chain, then the lower number is given to the one that comes first in the name according to the alphabetical order. Hence, the correct IUPAC name of the given compound is 2–chloro–4–methylpentane
2- Chloro-4-methylpentane. Alphabetical order of substituents
Chapter 12: Organic Chemistry - Some Basic Principles and Techniques Q: 5.3 | Page no. 361
Solution Which of the Following Represents the Correct Iupac Name for the Compounds Concerned? 2-chloro-4-methylpentane Or 4-chloro-2-methylpentane Concept: Nomenclature of Organic Compounds - The IUPAC System of Nomenclature.