Alkane nomenclature - 1 | Alkanes
1) Name the following molecule:
2) Draw the 3-ethyl-5-methyl-4-propylheptane.
3) What is the relationship between the two previous compounds?
a) The longest continuons chain of C atoms: 7 ⇒ heptane
b) Green chain: 3 substituents; Blue chain: 4 substituents ⇒Blue chain is the main chain
c) Number the C atoms of the longest chain in order to get the smallest Σ
3) The chemical formula for the two compound is C13H28; therefore these two molecules are constitutional isomers.