why CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2 in a ring not given in the isomers of butane.What do I call this compound

Asked by vasundhra | 22nd Dec, 2013, 10:25: AM

Expert Answer:

Cyclic (ring) structure of CH2-CH2-CH2-CH2 is called as cyclobutane.

Isomers are the compounds with same molecular formula but different structural formulae.

Butane has a formula of C4H10 while cyclobutane has a formula of C4H8. They are not isomers because they do not have the same molecular formula.

Answered by Hanisha Vyas | 22nd Dec, 2013, 04:01: PM

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