What is the structures for 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene and (2Z, 4Z)-hexadiene?
Structure of 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene
We start with "butadiene." The root is "butane"; therefore, it has a four carbon backbone. "Diene" means "two double bonds." It's a "di-alkene." Next, we have "1,3" which tells us the starting positions of the two double bonds. Therefore, we can draw this structure so far:
1 2 3 4
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This solution determines the structures for 2-methyl-1,3-butadiene and (2Z, 4Z)-hexadiene