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how many isomers are for C6H14 and what are they?

Asked by Aris Don(student), on 26/2/11

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There are 5 structural isomers of C6H14. The structural names are:

hexane, 2-methylpentane, 3-methylpentane, 2-ethylbutane, 2,3-dimethylbutane.

2-ethylbutane is really 3-methylpentane as the longest chain is 5 carbons.
Rather another isomer would be 2,2-dimethylbutane


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C-C-C-C-C-C C-C-C-C-C C-C-C-C-C C-C-C-C C-C-C-C
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C C C C C

hexane 2-methyl 3-methyl 2,2-dimethyl 2,3-dimethyl
pentane pentane butane butane


thumbs up pleaseee...

Posted by Vartika(student), on 26/2/11
EXPERT ANSWER
Hi,
Isomers are those compounds which have same molecular formula but different structural formula.
The isomers of hexane are:
 
 
 Hope it is clear to you.
Cheers!
Posted by Shveta Dua(MeritNation Expert), on 1/3/11

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C-C-C-C-C-C C-C-C-C-C C-C-C-C-C C-C-C-C C-C-C-C
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C C C C C

hexane 2-methyl 3-methyl 2,2-dimethyl 2,3-dimethyl
pentane pentane butane butane so, there are 5 possible isomers of hexane. thumbs up plz

Posted by Vibhav Joshi(student), on 11/3/11
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