Wednesday, 15 May 2013

3.3 draw displayed formulae for alkanes with up to five carbon atoms in a molecule, and name the straight-chain isomers

The formula for alkanes is CnH2n+2. This means that every carbon is bonded to two hydrogens, and there is also one hydrogen on each end.
The isomers you are likely to encounter will just be this formula in a straight line (you only need up to pentane):

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