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  1. What is the general molecular formula for an acyclic alkane?
    CnH2(n) + 2
  2. What are acyclic alkanes also called and why?
    saturated hydrocarbons

    because the have the maximum # of H atoms per C
  3. What is the general formula for cycloalkanes?
    CnH2(n)
  4. How do constitutional Isomers differ from each other?
    in the way the atoms are connected to each other
  5. The sufix -ane identifies a molecule as an __________.
    alkane
  6. A group of compounds that differ by only a CH2 group is called a _____________.
    homologous series
  7. Number of C atoms 1

    Molecular formula CH4
    methane
  8. Number of carbon atoms 2

    molecular formula C2H6
    ethane
  9. Number of carbon atoms 3

    Molecular formula C3H8
    propane
  10. Number of carbon atoms 4

    Molecular formula C4H10
    butane
  11. Number of carbon atoms 5

    Molecular formula C5H12
    pentane
  12. Number of carbon atoms 6

    Molecular formula C6H14
    hexane
  13. Number of carbon atoms 7

    Molecular formula C7H16
    heptane
  14. Number of carbon atoms 8

    Molecular formula C8H18
    octane
  15. Number of carbon atoms 9

    Molecular formula C9H20
    nonane
  16. Number of carbon atoms 10

    Molecular formula C10H22
    decane
  17. Number of carbon atoms 20

    Molecular formula C20H42
    eicosane
  18. Cycloalkanes have the molecular formula _______ and contain carbon atoms arranged in a _____.
    CnH2n

    ring
  19. How are simple cycoalkanes named?
    By adding the prefix cyclo- to the name of the acyclic alkane having the same # of carbons.

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Organic Chem
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