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ISBN: 9781305081079
Textbook Problem

Isomers are compounds that have

  1. a. the same molecular formula but different structural formulas
  2. b. the same structural formula but different molecular formulas
  3. c. the same structural formula and the same molecular formula
  4. d. no correct response

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The correct option among the given options has to be chosen for isomers.

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.

Explanation

Reason for correct option:

Isomers are compounds that have same molecular formula but differ in their structural formula.  Therefore, option (a) is the correct one...

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