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Textbook Problem

Determine the following for the six-carbon alkane whose skeletal structural formula is

C—C—C—C—C—C

  1. a. How many hydrogen atoms are present?
  2. b. How many carbon–carbon bonds are present?
  3. c. How many CH2 groups are present?
  4. d. How many total covalent bonds are present?

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The total number of hydrogen atoms present in the given skeletal structural formula has to be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The structural representation of organic compound can be done in 2D and 3D.  In two-dimensional representation, there are four types of representation in which an organic compound can be drawn.  They are,

  • Expanded structural formula
  • Condensed structural formula
  • Skeletal structural formula
  • Line-angle structural formula

Structural formula which shows all the atoms in a molecule along with all the bonds that is connecting the atoms present in the molecule is known as Expanded structural formula.

Structural formula in which grouping of atoms are done and in which the central atoms along with the other atoms are connected to them are treated as group is known as Condensed structural formula.

Structural formula that shows the bonding between carbon atoms alone in the molecule ignoring the hydrogen atoms being shown explicitly is known as Skeletal structural formula.

Structural formula where a line represent carbon‑carbon bond and the carbon atom is considered to be present in each point and the end of lines is known as Line-angle structural formula.

Organic And Biological Chemistry, Chapter 1, Problem 1.23EP , additional homework tip  1

Explanation

Skeletal structural formula is one of the representations of organic compound.  When skeletal structural formula for alkane is drawn, only the bonds between carbon‑carbon is shown and not between carbon and hydrogen.  Carbon atom has a valency of four.  This means that carbon bonded to one another carbon atom is also bonded to three other hydrogen atoms.  Carbon atom that is bonded to two other carbon atom is bonded to two hydrogen atoms...

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The total number of carbon‑carbon bonds present in the given skeletal structural formula has to be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The structural representation of organic compound can be done in 2D and 3D.  In two-dimensional representation, there are four types of representation in which an organic compound can be drawn.  They are,

  • Expanded structural formula
  • Condensed structural formula
  • Skeletal structural formula
  • Line-angle structural formula

Structural formula which shows all the atoms in a molecule along with all the bonds that is connecting the atoms present in the molecule is known as Expanded structural formula.

Structural formula in which grouping of atoms are done and in which the central atoms along with the other atoms are connected to them are treated as group is known as Condensed structural formula.

Structural formula that shows the bonding between carbon atoms alone in the molecule ignoring the hydrogen atoms being shown explicitly is known as Skeletal structural formula.

Structural formula where a line represent carbon‑carbon bond and the carbon atom is considered to be present in each point and the end of lines is known as Line-angle structural formula.

Organic And Biological Chemistry, Chapter 1, Problem 1.23EP , additional homework tip  2

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The total number of CH2 groups present in the given skeletal structural formula has to be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The structural representation of organic compound can be done in 2D and 3D.  In two-dimensional representation, there are four types of representation in which an organic compound can be drawn.  They are,

  • Expanded structural formula
  • Condensed structural formula
  • Skeletal structural formula
  • Line-angle structural formula

Structural formula which shows all the atoms in a molecule along with all the bonds that is connecting the atoms present in the molecule is known as Expanded structural formula.

Structural formula in which grouping of atoms are done and in which the central atoms along with the other atoms are connected to them are treated as group is known as Condensed structural formula.

Structural formula that shows the bonding between carbon atoms alone in the molecule ignoring the hydrogen atoms being shown explicitly is known as Skeletal structural formula.

Structural formula where a line represent carbon‑carbon bond and the carbon atom is considered to be present in each point and the end of lines is known as Line-angle structural formula.

Organic And Biological Chemistry, Chapter 1, Problem 1.23EP , additional homework tip  3

(d)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The total number of covalent bonds present in the given skeletal structural formula has to be determined.

Concept Introduction:

The structural representation of organic compound can be done in 2D and 3D.  In two-dimensional representation, there are four types of representation in which an organic compound can be drawn.  They are,

  • Expanded structural formula
  • Condensed structural formula
  • Skeletal structural formula
  • Line-angle structural formula

Structural formula which shows all the atoms in a molecule along with all the bonds that is connecting the atoms present in the molecule is known as Expanded structural formula.

Structural formula in which grouping of atoms are done and in which the central atoms along with the other atoms are connected to them are treated as group is known as Condensed structural formula.

Structural formula that shows the bonding between carbon atoms alone in the molecule ignoring the hydrogen atoms being shown explicitly is known as Skeletal structural formula.

Structural formula where a line represent carbon‑carbon bond and the carbon atom is considered to be present in each point and the end of lines is known as Line-angle structural formula.

Organic And Biological Chemistry, Chapter 1, Problem 1.23EP , additional homework tip  4

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