The post above describes an alkyl side chain to be prior to alkoxy and halo. In that case how can we number the carbons based on alphabetical priority when there is a tie of numbers of locant carbons? For instance the given priority order demands a name 5-methoxy-4-propyloctane, whereas alphabetical order(since numbering from either side goes to a tie)prefers the name 4-methoxy-5-propyloctane?
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