How many isomers can a formula of #C_5H_12# support?

1 Answer
Feb 24, 2017

Answer:

For #"pentane"#, #C_5H_12#, I count 3 isomers.......

Explanation:

There are #"n-pentane"#, #"isopentane"#, and #"neopentane"#, i.e. #"pentane"#, #"2-methylbutane"#, and #"2,2-dimethylpropane."#

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How would you predict the order of volatility with respect to the 3 isomers?