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Problem: Identify acceptable names for the following molecule.a. m-dibromobenzeneb. 1,4-dibromobenzenec. p-dibromobenzened. 3,6-dibromobenzenee. o-dibromobenzenef. 2,5-dibromobenzeneg. 6,3-dibromobenzene

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We’re being asked to Identify acceptable names for the following molecule.



Recall that IUPAC nomenclature follows this pattern:

Locations – Substituents – Root (Modifier)


The steps for IUPAC naming benzene derivatives are:

Step 1: List down the substituents present and their locants.

Step 2: Combine the locants, substituents, and parent name.


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Identify acceptable names for the following molecule.

a. m-dibromobenzene
b. 1,4-dibromobenzene
c. p-dibromobenzene
d. 3,6-dibromobenzene
e. o-dibromobenzene
f. 2,5-dibromobenzene
g. 6,3-dibromobenzene

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