Problem: Draw the structure of 2-bromo-4-chloro-6-methyloctane. 

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IUPAC Nomenclature: Locant-Substitutents-Root(Modifier)

Given: 2-bromo-4-chloro-6-methyloctane

Root: octane 8-carbon chain

• Modifier: –ane alkane

• Substituents: 

  • bromo → Br group
  • chloro → Cl group
  • methyl → CH3 group

• Locant:2  Br at C2

• Locant:4  Cl at C4

• Locant:6  methyl at C6

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Draw the structure of 2-bromo-4-chloro-6-methyloctane. 

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