Problem: When naming organic compounds, there are strict rules regarding punctuation. 1. A comma is used to separate two numbers. 2. A hyphen is used to separate a number from a letter. Add hyphens and commas to this name as appropriate. 233trimethylhexane

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We are asked to add hyphens and commas to this name as appropriate. 

233trimethylhexane


Subtituents: trimethyl → 3 CH3 groups.

  • Each number is the locant for each substituent.
  • So it is 2, 2 and 3. 
  • Then use "-" to separate the numbers from trimethyl.


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When naming organic compounds, there are strict rules regarding punctuation. 

1. A comma is used to separate two numbers. 

2. A hyphen is used to separate a number from a letter. 

Add hyphens and commas to this name as appropriate. 

233trimethylhexane

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