How would you name (CH3)3CCH2CH2CH2CH(CH3)2

Im having a hard time trying to name this compound. When I drew it out I got the name 2,2,6,6-tetramethylhexane, but when I searched it to check my answer I couldn't be sure that it was right.

  • (CH3CH2)3C(1*)CH2CH2C(2*)H(CH3)2 here there are 3 ethyl (CH3CH2) groups bonded to the carbon 1*. there is also 2 methyl groups bonded to the carbon 2* Naming Branched-Chain Alkanes : 1. name and number longest carbon chain 2. identify branches 3. lowest number combinations name each branch (alkyl group) methyl CH3 ethyl C2H5 propyl C3H7 For more than 1 of the same alkyl group use: di = 2 tri = 3 tetra = 4 commas between numbers hyphens between numbers and words arrange branches alphabetically name= 5-diethyl-2-methyl heptane Marno commented over 2 years ago