the formula of hexane is c^6H^14. then how come the formula of cyclohexane is C^6H^12

Asked by nivi95 | 21st Nov, 2010, 02:52: PM

Expert Answer:

Dear Student
Hexane and cyclohexane both belong to two diiferent class of compounds.
Hexane is from the class alkane which has general molecular foemula CnH2n+2 while cyclohexane belongs to cycloalkane having general molecular formula CnH2n
Also while drawing the structure of the two compounds we can easily find out the molecular formula.
We hope that clarifies your query.

Answered by  | 21st Nov, 2010, 04:28: PM

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