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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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John C. Kotz + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337399074
Textbook Problem

Which of the following compounds can be an alkane?

(a) C2H4

(b) C5H12

(c) C14H30

(d) C7H8

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: The molecular formula of the alkane has to identfied from the following molecular formula (a) C2H4, (b) C5H12, (c) C14H30, (d) C7H8

Concept introduction:

The hydrocarbons which have a general formula CnH2n+2 are known as Alkanes. Alkanes can be substituted or unsubstituted, when carbon atom is substituted alkanes are known as substituted alkanes or branched alkanes. In formula, n is the total number of carbon atoms present in molecule. For example if n is equal to 2 than molecular formula will be C2H6.

Explanation

Reasons fro correct option

The molecular formula for the alkane can be identified by using the formula CnH2n+2. The given compounds which follows this formula will be an alkane.

 (b) C5H12, the number of carbon atoms are 5. The molecular formula of alkane having five carbon atoms is calculated as below,

The number of carbon atoms are 5.

Substitute 5 for n in the formula.

C5H2(5)+2=C5H12

Therefore the compound C5H12 is an alkane.

(c) C14H30, the number of carbon atoms are 14. The molecular formula of alkane having fourteen carbon atoms is calculated as below,

The number of carbon atoms are 14.

Substitute 14 for n in the formula.

C14H2(14)+2=C14H30

Therefore the compound C14H30 is an alkane

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