Parent chain → butane
dimethyl- → two -CH3s at C2
There are 3 unique Hs that can be replaced by Cl in this molecule:
Imagine a reaction that can replace one hydrogen atom of an alkane at random with a chlorine atom.
If 2,2-dimethylbutane were subjected to such a reaction, how many different compounds (ignoring optical isomers) would be obtained?
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