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The IUPAC name of $CH_3COCH(CH_3)_2$ is

$ (a)\;2-methyl-3-butanone \\(b)\;4-methylisopropyl \;ketone \\(c)\;3-methyl-2-butanone \\(d)\;Isopropyl \;mrthyl\;ketone$

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lowest sum of locants $=2+3=5$
$3-methyl-2-butanone$ is correct answer.
Hence c is the correct answer.
answered Mar 5, 2014 by meena.p