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Chemistry & Chemical Reactivity

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

Draw Lewis structures and name all possible alkanes that have a seven-carbon chain with one methyl substituent group. Which of these isomers has a chiral carbon center?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation: (a) The Lewis structures of the alkane having seven carbon chain and one methyl as a side chain have to be drawn. (b) The chiral carbon containing structures among them are to be identified.

Concept introduction:

Structural Isomers are the structure of a molecule with same molecular formula but have different arrangements of bonds and atoms. For a single molecular formula of alkanes higher than propane different arrangements of atoms can give a different structure.

A chiral carbon is the carbon atom which is substituted to four different groups. Due to presence of chiral carbon a molecule become chiral and it gives optical isomers also that is R and S isomers. For example,

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All the substituents are different hence is is a chiral carbon and so molecule.

Explanation

There are three possible lewis structures can be drawn for a seven carbon long carbon chain and one methyl substituent.

  1. 1. when the methyl group is present at position 2 of the linear chain of seven carbons.

  

The longest chain has seven carbon atoms so parent chain will be heptane. There is one methyl group which are present as side chain at C-2.

  

Therefore the systematic name of the alkane is 2-methylheptane.

There is no chiral carbon in this structure of the given alkane since there is no carbon atom with four different substituents.

  1. 2. when the methyl group is present at position 3 of the linear chain of seven carbons.

  

The longest chain has seven carbon atoms so parent chain will be heptane. There is one methyl group which are present as side chain at C-3.

  

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