IUPAC nomenclature: Locants – Substituents – Root (Modifier)
• Root: hexane → 6-carbon chain
• Modifier: –one → ketone
• Locants: 2 → ketone at C2
• Substituents: 3-methyl → methyl group at C3
Draw the structure of 3-methyl-2-hexanone
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