What are the isomers of C4H8?

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Mar 14, 2017

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I count six isomers of #"C"_4"H"_8#.

Explanation:

An alkane with 4 carbon atoms would have the formula #"C"_4"H"_10#.

This hydrocarbon has two hydrogens less, so it must contain either a double bond or a ring.

The six possibilities are:

But-1-ene

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cis-But-2-ene

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trans-But-2-ene

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2-Methylpropene

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Cyclobutane

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Methylcyclopropane

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And there you are!

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