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Textbook Problem

Indicate whether or not the two alkanes in each of the following pairs of alkanes are constitutional isomers.

a. Butane and pentane

b. 2-Methylhexane and 3-methylhexane

c. Butane and 2-methylpropane

d. 2-Methylhexane and 3,3-dimethylpentane

(a)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Whether the given two alkanes are constitutional isomers or not has to be found.

Concept Introduction:

Organic compounds are represented shortly by the molecular formula and structural formula.  Each and every compound has its own molecular formula.  Compounds can have same molecular formula but not same structural formula.

Isomers are the compounds that have same molecular formula but different structural formula.  The main difference lies in the way the atoms are arranged in the structure.  Isomers have different chemical and physical properties even when they have same molecular formula.  This is known as Isomerism.

If there is difference only in the connectivity of the atoms in the molecule, then it is known as constitutional isomerism.  The isomers are known as constitutional isomers.  They will have same molecular formula and same functional group, but they differ in the connectivity between the atoms in the molecule.

Continuous-chain alkane is the one in which all the carbon atoms are bonded in a linear chain (non-branching chain).

Branched-chain alkane is an alkane which has atleast one branch in its structure that is attached to the continuous chain of carbon atoms.

Explanation

Butane is a four carbon alkane while pentane is a five carbon alkane.  Butane has molecular formula as C4H10.  The molecular formula for pentane is C

(b)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Whether the given two alkanes are constitutional isomers or not has to be found.

Concept Introduction:

Organic compounds are represented shortly by the molecular formula and structural formula.  Each and every compound has its own molecular formula.  Compounds can have same molecular formula but not same structural formula.

Isomers are the compounds that have same molecular formula but different structural formula.  The main difference lies in the way the atoms are arranged in the structure.  Isomers have different chemical and physical properties even when they have same molecular formula.  This is known as Isomerism.

If there is difference only in the connectivity of the atoms in the molecule, then it is known as constitutional isomerism.  The isomers are known as constitutional isomers.  They will have same molecular formula and same functional group, but they differ in the connectivity between the atoms in the molecule.

Continuous-chain alkane is the one in which all the carbon atoms are bonded in a linear chain (non-branching chain).

Branched-chain alkane is an alkane which has atleast one branch in its structure that is attached to the continuous chain of carbon atoms.

(c)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Whether the given two alkanes are constitutional isomers or not has to be found.

Concept Introduction:

Organic compounds are represented shortly by the molecular formula and structural formula.  Each and every compound has its own molecular formula.  Compounds can have same molecular formula but not same structural formula.

Isomers are the compounds that have same molecular formula but different structural formula.  The main difference lies in the way the atoms are arranged in the structure.  Isomers have different chemical and physical properties even when they have same molecular formula.  This is known as Isomerism.

If there is difference only in the connectivity of the atoms in the molecule, then it is known as constitutional isomerism.  The isomers are known as constitutional isomers.  They will have same molecular formula and same functional group, but they differ in the connectivity between the atoms in the molecule.

Continuous-chain alkane is the one in which all the carbon atoms are bonded in a linear chain (non-branching chain).

Branched-chain alkane is an alkane which has atleast one branch in its structure that is attached to the continuous chain of carbon atoms.

(d)

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

Whether the given two alkanes are constitutional isomers or not has to be found.

Concept Introduction:

Organic compounds are represented shortly by the molecular formula and structural formula.  Each and every compound has its own molecular formula.  Compounds can have same molecular formula but not same structural formula.

Isomers are the compounds that have same molecular formula but different structural formula.  The main difference lies in the way the atoms are arranged in the structure.  Isomers have different chemical and physical properties even when they have same molecular formula.  This is known as Isomerism.

If there is difference only in the connectivity of the atoms in the molecule, then it is known as constitutional isomerism.  The isomers are known as constitutional isomers.  They will have same molecular formula and same functional group, but they differ in the connectivity between the atoms in the molecule.

Continuous-chain alkane is the one in which all the carbon atoms are bonded in a linear chain (non-branching chain).

Branched-chain alkane is an alkane which has atleast one branch in its structure that is attached to the continuous chain of carbon atoms.

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