# What is the skeletal structure for C_6H_14?

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Feb 4, 2015

Hexane refers to any of the five structural isomers that have the molecular formula ${C}_{6} {H}_{14}$. According to IUPAC nomenclature, hexane is actually called n-hexane and is the unbranched isomer of the group.

The skeletal structure for n-hexane looks like this

The other four structural isomers are referred to as methylated derivatives of pentane (${C}_{5} {H}_{12}$) and butane (${C}_{4} {H}_{10}$).