pleae wxplain the answer along with explaination. the answer given is not satisfactory

Asked by Somnath Pal | 13th Jan, 2014, 09:53: PM

Expert Answer:

The given answer is incorrect. The correct answer is 2-methyl pentane.

2-methyl pentane is a branched-chain alkane with six carbon atoms. The substituent (methyl) group is present at the second carbon atom of thepentane.

Whereas,

2-methylbutane is a branched-chain alkane with five carbon atoms. The substituent (methyl) group is present at the second carbon atom of the butane.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 14th Jan, 2014, 10:38: AM

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