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Homework Help: Chemistry

Posted by chemstudent on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 8:54pm.

The question asks to determine the IUPAC name of a compound based on a diagram.

I would choose the name:

(Z)-5-ethyl-2,4,6-trimethyl-2,4-octadiene

However, this doesn't match any of the given choices. They are:

a. (Z,Z)-5-Ethyl-2,4,6-trimethyloctadiene
b. (E)-5-Ethyl-2,4,6-trimethyloctanadiene
c. (Z)-5-Ethyl-2,4,6-trimethyloctanadiene
d. (Z,Z)-5-sec-Butyl-2,4-dimethylheptanadiene

It looks like the closest answer is C. But:

What is the "na" in "nadiene"?
Why aren't the positions of these two double bonds specified?

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