Problem: Identify the alkyl substituents' systematic name and common name. a. 3-methylbutyl (isopentyl) b. 1-methylpropyl (sec-butyl) c. 2, 2-dimethylpropyl (neopentyl) d. 1-methylethyl(isopropyl)

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The alkyl group attached to the parent chain is a 1-methylpropyl which is known as sec-butyl

Complete IUPAC name for the compound will appear as:

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Identify the alkyl substituents' systematic name and common name. 

a. 3-methylbutyl (isopentyl) 

b. 1-methylpropyl (sec-butyl) 

c. 2, 2-dimethylpropyl (neopentyl) 

d. 1-methylethyl(isopropyl)

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