What are the molecular formula, the structural formula, the condensed structural formula, and the abbreviated line formula for pentane?
The name pentane can be used for any of the three structural isomers that share the molecular formula
The molecular formula of pentane, or n-pentane, is
The structural formula will be
The condensed structural formula will be
Pentane's two other isomers are called isopentane (or 2-methylbutane)
and neopentane (or 2,2-dimethylpropane)