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Why is the IUPAC name of the following organic compound is 1,5dimethylcyclopentene and not 2,3dimethylcyclopentene

Why is the IUPAC name  of the following organic compound is 1,5dimethylcyclopentene and not 2,3dimethylcyclopentene 

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Shivam Maheshwari
18 Points
8 years ago
Please find the attachment
mohit
22 Points
7 years ago
 to give nomencleture of cyclo compound. you must strat numbering from the group with higher priority..then further numbering should continue with orthi,meta and para positions from right hand side.....thats why it is 1-5 dimethyl cyclopentane

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