How many carbon atoms are represented by #(C_2H_5)_2NCH_3#?

1 Answer
Jul 1, 2016

Answer:

There are #"5 carbon atoms"# in #"diethylmethylamine"#.

Explanation:

Looking at the formula, clearly there are #"5 carbon atoms"#, #"1 nitrogen atom"#, and #"13 hydrogen atoms"#. All I did was expand the elements inside the brackets. In this amine, nitrogen is bound to #"1 methyl group"# and #"2 ethyl groups"#. If you are having trouble seeing this, reply to this thread, and we'll have another go.