Problem: Select the correct name for the following compound, including the correct (E) or (Z) designation where appropriate. (E) 5-ethyl-4-hexen-1-ol(E) 5-methyl-4-hepten-1-ol (Z)-2-ethyl-2-hexen-1-ol (Z) 5-methyl-4-hepten-1-ol

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Parent prefix will appear as hept- with an alcohol + alkene modifier (heptenol)
Start counting at -COH (1); Alkene and ethyl are present at C4 and C5 respectively


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Select the correct name for the following compound, including the correct (E) or (Z) designation where appropriate. 

(E) 5-ethyl-4-hexen-1-ol

(E) 5-methyl-4-hepten-1-ol 

(Z)-2-ethyl-2-hexen-1-ol 

(Z) 5-methyl-4-hepten-1-ol

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