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name the compound by following the IUPAC system

1. name this compound by following the IUPAC system. It seems to me like the longest chain is 11 (which I don't know what to call) and then the C4 with the other CH3 coming off of it,dont know that is.
C
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C C
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C-C-C-C-C-C-C
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C C C
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C C
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C C-C
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C C

THEN ALSO:
what polymer can be made from the following molecule?
Cl
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C-C=C-Cl

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Let's keep things simple. The 11 carbon chain is called "undecane."

If two more branches are attached to the parent chain (which is the case here), more prefixes are added to the parent name. The prefixes are placed alphabetically, each with its number indicating the position of attachment to the parent.

We need to number the branches so that the prefix numbers are as low as possible.

First, let's draw the molecule so it looks more normal.

C
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C C C C
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It names the compound by following the IUPAC system. It also finds the polymer which can be obtained from 1,1-dichloropropene. The solution is detailed and has a '5/5' rating.

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