n-butane and iso-butane are chain isomers. Why? What is chain isomers and position isomers?
Asked by Hari Rajagopal Anayath | 13th Dec, 2013, 05:46: PM
Chain isomers :
Compounds having same molecular formula but are different in the arrangement of carbon atoms in straight or branched chains are referred to as chain isomers. n-butane and iso-butane differ in the arrangement of carbon atoms and are therefore chain isomers.
Position isomers :
When two or more compounds with the same molecular formula differ in the position of substituent atom or functional group on the carbon atom, they are called position isomers.
Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 13th Dec, 2013, 07:43: PM
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