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Chapter 6, Problem 68E
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Any one molecule can be represented many ways. For example, pentane can be represented as:

C 5 H 12 CH 3 CH 2 CH 2 CH 2 CH 3

Chapter 6, Problem 68E, Any one molecule can be represented many ways. For example, pentane can be represented as:

Why do chemists use so many different ways to represent the same molecule? What are the advantages and disadvantages of each?

Interpretation Introduction

Interpretation:

The reason that chemists use different ways to represent molecules, and the advantages and disadvantages of each way are to be explained.

Concept Introduction:

The three ways to represent a moleculeare the molecular formula, structural formula, and condensed structural formula.

A molecule is a substance that is made up of two or more than two atoms. It can be separated into simpler substances by chemical means.

Explanation of Solution

The molecular formula of a molecule shows the number of atoms of each element.

It is a simple way of representing a molecule and takes less space in writing. In an empirical formula, letters and numbers are used to indicate the numerical proportions of atoms of each type.

A structural formula shows the atoms linked by dashes...

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