# 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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$\text{2,3-dimethylpentane}$ $\equiv$ ${H}_{3} C - C H \left(C {H}_{3}\right) C H \left(C {H}_{3}\right) C {H}_{2} C {H}_{3}$

All of the carbons are attached to hydrogens, and are either $\text{primary}$ ($C {H}_{3}$), $\text{secondary}$ ($C {H}_{2}$), or $\text{tertiary}$ ($C H$). The formal names of these hydrogens are $\text{methyl}$, $\text{methylene}$, and $\text{methine}$.

A so-called $\text{quaternary carbon}$ contains no $C - H$ bonds; can you identify one in $\text{neopentane}$, $C {\left(C {H}_{3}\right)}_{4}$?

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