Problem: What is wrong with the name 1-t-butyl-2-methylpropane?a. The correct parent chain is butane.b. There are supposed to be 4 branches.c. There are supposed to be 5 branches.d. The correct parent chain is pentane.

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What is wrong with the name 1-t-butyl-2-methylpropane?

a. The correct parent chain is butane.

b. There are supposed to be 4 branches.

c. There are supposed to be 5 branches.

d. The correct parent chain is pentane.

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