What is the condensed structural formula for toluene with bromine?

1 Answer
Aug 15, 2016

Not sure what you mean by "with bromine", as you could mean bromine is on the methyl group, or on the ring directly. Either way, the condensed structural formula is:

  • #"C"_6"H"_5"CH"_2"Br"# - if bromine is on the methyl group

  • #"C"_6"H"_4"CH"_3"Br"# - if bromine is directly on the ring; note that this is the ortho isomer, and the meta and para isomers exist as well.

Their molecular formulas are identical (#"C"_7"H"_7"Br"#), so it wouldn't be productive to use that in this case.