Organic Chemistry

Hi, I'm trying to fix an incorrect IUPAC name of a molecule. It is given as trisecbutylmethane, and I have to draw it out to correct it. Here's the thing: how do I draw incorrect IUPAC name? I can't wrap my mind around it. What I have drawn out is a tertiary carbon with 3 secbutyl groups attached. After finding the longest chain and renaming, I get 4-secbutyl-3,6-dimethylheptane. Does this make sense, or did I draw my molecule wrong?

Thank you for your time.

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  1. I tried drawing that out. I see the heptane and 4-secbutyl but not the 3,6 dimethyl. I looks like 3,5 dimethyl to me.

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  2. Oh you are right! One of my secbutyls had a different position for its branch. Thanks!

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  3. 4-sec-butyl-3,5-dimethylheptane.

    Sources: It was on my homework.

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