Problem: Draw structures corresponding to the following names:(a) 3,3-Dimethyl-4-octyne(b) 3-Ethyl-5-methyl-1,6,8-decatriyne 

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We are being asked to draw the structure of the following


Recall that IUPAC nomenclature follows this pattern:

Locations – Substituents – Root (Modifier)



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Draw structures corresponding to the following names:

(a) 3,3-Dimethyl-4-octyne

(b) 3-Ethyl-5-methyl-1,6,8-decatriyne 

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