Problem: Select the correct IUPAC name for the following branched alcohol. (a) 3-ethyl-5,7-dimethyl-4-octanol (b) 3-ethyl-5-(2-methylpropyl)-4-hexanol (c) 6-ethyl-2,4-dimethyl-5-octanol (d) 4-ethyl-2-(2-methylpropyl)-3-hexanol

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Parent chain appears as octan- (8Cs) with alcohol modifier at C4 (4-octanol)

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Select the correct IUPAC name for the following branched alcohol. 

(a) 3-ethyl-5,7-dimethyl-4-octanol 

(b) 3-ethyl-5-(2-methylpropyl)-4-hexanol 

(c) 6-ethyl-2,4-dimethyl-5-octanol 

(d) 4-ethyl-2-(2-methylpropyl)-3-hexanol