How do i draw isomers for alkanes and tell the longest chain for alkanes . i was absent during the lesson?

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Mar 21, 2016

Answer:

Given an alkane formula of #C_nH_(2n+2)# you must simply use your skills of geometry.

Explanation:

Once given a formula of #C_4H_10# and higher, isomerism is possible. Butane has 2 isomers, pentane has 3 isomers. The bigger the alkane, the more isomers can be supported.

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