Problem: Draw a structure for each alkane. 4,7-diethyl-2,2-dimethylnonane

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IUPAC Nomenclature: Locant-Substitutents-Root(Modifier)

Given: 4,7-diethyl-2,2-dimethylnonane

Root: nonane → 9-carbon chain

Modifier: –ane alkane


  • 2,2-dimethyl 2 CH3 groups
    • Locants: 2 CH3 at C2 
  • 3-diethyl CH2CH3 group
    • Locants: CH2CH3 at C4 at C7

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Draw a structure for each alkane. 


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