Question #204ec

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Apr 17, 2017

Answer:

There are only two hydrogens because the bromine atoms have replaced the other four.

Explanation:

The convention in naming organic compounds is that substituents (such as #"Br"#) replace or substitute the #"H"# atoms on the #"C"#.

The parent alkane is ethane

Ethane

So, the product of tetrabromination is

1122

The #"Br"# atoms have replaced four of the #"H"# atoms.