how many structural isomers can you draw for pentane?

Asked by meghnasreekumar | 20th Apr, 2008, 09:17: PM

Expert Answer:

Pentane (C5H12) has three structural isomers.

1.Isomer 1 is n-pentane, the straight chain normal structure for pentane.

2.Isomer 2 is 2-methylbutane, a branched chain with a carbon* atom
joined onto three other carbon atoms
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3.Isomer 3 is  2,2-dimethylpropane, a branched chain with the central carbon* atom
joined onto four other carbon atoms.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Answered by  | 14th Jun, 2008, 01:41: AM

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