Problem: Draw the structure of 4-bromo-2-iodo-5,6-dimethylnonane.

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IUPAC Nomenclature: Locant-Substitutents-Root(Modifier)

Given: 4-bromo-2-iodo-5,6-dimethylnonane

Root: nonane 9-carbon chain

Modifier: –ane alkane

Substituents: 

  • 4-bromo Br group
    • Locant: 4 → Br at C4
  • 2-iodo I group
    • Locant: 2 → I at C2
  • 5,6-dimethyl 2 CH3 groups
    • Locants: CH3 at C5 and C6
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Draw the structure of 4-bromo-2-iodo-5,6-dimethylnonane.

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