posted by Holly .
IGNORE MY FIRST POST. I CORRECTED THIS ONE
Write IUPAC name of the following alkanes:
1. (CH3)3 -C-CH2-CH2-CH3
all the numbers are subscripts. So there are 3 CH3's, C,CH2,CH2, and CH3
This is what my teacher has in my homework. The parenthesis really throw my off on how to name this.
So am I wrong or is my teacher wrong?
It would be better and more conventionally written as
the longest continuous chain of C atoms is 5, from the CH3 on the LHS to the CH3 on the RHS. Much easier if you make a model, plasticine and used matches work well if you cdon't have models.
So it is a pentane. There are two CH3s on C-1 so it is