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

Jul 1, 2016

There are $\text{5 carbon atoms}$ in $\text{diethylmethylamine}$.

Explanation:

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