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The IUPAC name of given compound is:
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A.\[{\text{3 - ethyl - 5 - methylheptane}}\]
B. \[{\text{5 - ethyl - 3 - methylheptane}}\]
C. $3,5 - diethylhexane$
D. $1,3 - diethyl - 1 - methylpentane$

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Complete answer:
Now we discuss about the rules of IUPAC system of nomenclature for linear compounds as follows:
First of all we see the number of chains lengths in the given compound. If the number of carbon atoms is one, then the compound is named as \[meth - \] , for two carbon atoms, then the compound is given as the name \[eth - \] , and for three, then called as $prop - $ , etc. For numbering carbon atoms with the longest chain, the parent carbon chain forms the end which has a nearest substituent to give a minimum number to the carbon atom bearing substituent.
If the compound contains branched chains, the one which is having more substituent is preferred than the other. In a compound, there are different substituents then they are listed in alphabetical order.
Hydrocarbon chain type is saturated or unsaturated with one carbon-carbon double bond $\left( {C = C} \right)$ or are called $ - ane$ , $ - ene$ and $ - yne$ respectively. These are called primary suffixes. For example, methane, ethene and propyne, etc.
Then we see the functional group present in the compound.
Alcohols $\left( { - OH} \right)$ : prefix: $hydroxy - $ and suffix: $ - ol$ . For example: $C{H_3}C{H_2}OH$ , name of the compound is ethanol and $C{H_3}OH$ , IUPAC name is methanol.
Carboxylic acid $\left( { - COOH} \right)$ : prefix: carboxy- and suffix: -oic acid. For example: ethanedioic acid $\left( {COOH - COOH} \right)$ .
Ketone : suffix: $ - one$ . For example: methanone ${H_2}C = O$ ,.
Alphabetical order is first considered before the parent hydrocarbon without considering the presence of a functional group.
Carbon atoms contain a functional group itself (e.g., $ - CHO,$ $ - COOH,$ etc) are linked to a carbon chain, such carbon should be also numbered.
For example,
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The name of the compound is \[prop - 1 - ol\] .
The given compound
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It contains seven carbons in a chain form. So, Parent compound name is $heptane$ .
The above compound contains different substituents, so alphabetical order with their carbon number is given.
So the numbering is,
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The third carbon atom contains $ethyl$ substituent and the fifth carbon atom contains $methyl$ substituent.
IUPAC name is $3 - ethyl - 5 - methyl - heptane$ .
The correct option is A. \[{\text{3 - ethyl - 5 - methylheptane}}\] .

-IUPAC gives a unique name to every chemical compound; IUPAC is a non-governmental organization. -IUPAC addresses many global issues involving the chemical sciences. In $1919$ IUPAC was established and -IUPAC also published books, fields including chemistry, biology and physics. The purpose of this IUPAC system is a unique and unambiguous name to each and every structure, and to compare each name with a unique and unambiguous structure.