# Clarification on IUPAC nomencalture

This is 1,6-dimethyl-cyclohexene. Why cannot this same structure have the IUPAC name 1,2-dimethyl-cyclohexene. In the given picture the locant sum comes to 7 but in my case it comes to 3, implying that my answer is in accordance with the rules. Aren't the alkyl groups supposed to be given the lowest number as per lowest locant sum rule?

• Look at this maybe it can help :) Mar 25 '18 at 16:00
• How does the double bond influence the numbering? Mar 25 '18 at 16:05
• Note that the widely-cited "sum of locants" rule is incorrect. See: IUPAC nomenclature: “Smallest sum of locants”? and the answers therein. Mar 25 '18 at 16:10
• – user7951
Mar 25 '18 at 16:34
• With your alternative name, how should I know where the double bond is?!? It's incomplete and ambigous.
– Karl
Mar 25 '18 at 18:02

• Yes, but lowest number goes to the most substituted $\ce {sp^2}$ carbon (if double bond has the highest priority). Mar 26 '18 at 6:14