Question
Sun April 13, 2014 By: Amanj Jaiswal

the maximum no of isomers that are possible on monoclorination of the following compounds  .explain with diagram?

3-methyl pantane.

Expert Reply
Mon April 14, 2014
The compound 3-methyl pentane on monochlorination have 4 isomers. In 3-methyl pentane, the structurev is symmetrical, hence naming will start from either from left end or from right end of the longest chain as both the ways are correct.
The structures of the compound 3-methyl pentane and the 4 isomers of its monochlorination product are as follows:
 
 
 
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