# How can I draw the following ethers: 1-propoxypentane, 2-ethoxybutane, 1-methoxy-4-chlorohexane, and 3-butoxy-2,4-dimethyloctane?

Jun 16, 2015

You draw the main chain. Then you attach the alkoxy group to the appropriate carbon atom.

#### Explanation:

1-Propoxypentane

Pentane is a chain of 5 carbon atoms.

The propoxy group is a 3-carbon chain with an $\text{O}$ atom at $\text{C-1}$.

Draw a chain of five carbon atoms and attach the 1-propoxy group to $\text{C-1}$ of the chain.

2-Ethoxybutane

Attach an ethoxy group to $\text{C-2}$ of a butane chain.

4-Chloro-1-methoxyhexane

Draw a 6-carbon chain. Attach a methoxy group to $\text{C-1}$ and a $\text{Cl}$ atom to $\text{C-4}$.

3-Butoxy-2,4-dimethyloctane

Draw an 8-carbon chain. Attach a butoxy group to $\text{C-3}$ and methyl groups to $\text{C-2}$ and $\text{C-4}$.