The compound 2,3-dimethylpentane has primary, secondary and tertiary carbons. True or False?

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Feb 16, 2017

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#"True.............."#

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#"2,3-dimethylpentane"# #-=# #H_3C-CH(CH_3)CH(CH_3)CH_2CH_3#

All of the carbons are attached to hydrogens, and are either #"primary"# (#CH_3#), #"secondary"# (#CH_2#), or #"tertiary"# (#CH#). The formal names of these hydrogens are #"methyl"#, #"methylene"#, and #"methine"#.

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A so-called #"quaternary carbon"# contains no #C-H# bonds; can you identify one in #"neopentane"#, #C(CH_3)_4#?

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