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Why this compound is named as 5-Ethyl-4-methyloctane and not as 4-ethyl-5-methyloctane ?

Why this compound is named as 5-Ethyl-4-methyloctane and not as 4-ethyl-5-methyloctane ?

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Grade:11

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Arun
25763 Points
2 years ago
Dear Abhishek
 
As ethyl is bulkier than methyl group hence it should be attached with later carbon atoms. Hence 4 methyl and 5 ethyl is used in naming

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