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What is the general molecular formula for an acyclic alkane?
CnH2(n) + 2
What are acyclic alkanes also called and why?
because the have the maximum # of H atoms per C
What is the general formula for cycloalkanes?
How do constitutional Isomers differ from each other?
in the way the atoms are connected to each other
The sufix -ane identifies a molecule as an __________.
A group of compounds that differ by only a CH2 group is called a _____________.
Number of C atoms 1
Molecular formula CH4
Number of carbon atoms 2
molecular formula C2H6
Number of carbon atoms 3
Molecular formula C3H8
Number of carbon atoms 4
Molecular formula C4H10
Number of carbon atoms 5
Molecular formula C5H12
Number of carbon atoms 6
Molecular formula C6H14
Number of carbon atoms 7
Molecular formula C7H16
Number of carbon atoms 8
Molecular formula C8H18
Number of carbon atoms 9
Molecular formula C9H20
Number of carbon atoms 10
Molecular formula C10H22
Number of carbon atoms 20
Molecular formula C20H42
Cycloalkanes have the molecular formula _______ and contain carbon atoms arranged in a _____.
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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