Problem: Draw the structure of 5-methyl-3-heptyne.

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Analyze the name 5-methyl-3-heptyne

Root: hept→ 7-carbon chain 

Modifier: -yne → alkyne (triple bond) 

                               Locants: 3 at C3

Substituents:  methyl  CH3 group

                               Locants: 5 at C5

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Draw the structure of 5-methyl-3-heptyne.

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