Dear sir/madame,

I just learnt that ethyl is written as CH2CH3.

i) Can we write it as C2H5? if not pls explain why

ii) Or can we write it as CH3CH2? if not pls explain why

And for NCERT is it necessary to learn to draw the structure of ethyl? if yes, pls draw the structure for me.

Thank you

Asked by 123cmb123 | 30th Nov, 2018, 02:44: PM

Expert Answer:

we can write the ethyl molecular formula in both these ways C2H5 OR CH3CH2  both are the same thing.

We only have to check that the number of carbon or hydrogen atom must be the same.


Answered by Varsha | 30th Nov, 2018, 07:37: PM