Problem: Choose the correct IUPAC name of the molecule shown below: 1) trans-4-ethyl-5-propyl-4-octene2) cis-4-ethyl-5-propyl-4-octene3) trans-4-propyl-5-ethyl-4-octene 4) 4-ethyl-5-propyl-4-octene 5) none of the above 

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Parent chain is oct- with alkene modifier at C4 with ethyl and propyl substituent at C4 and C5

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Choose the correct IUPAC name of the molecule shown below: 

1) trans-4-ethyl-5-propyl-4-octene

2) cis-4-ethyl-5-propyl-4-octene

3) trans-4-propyl-5-ethyl-4-octene 

4) 4-ethyl-5-propyl-4-octene 

5) none of the above 

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