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Isomers of C5H10O

  1. May 2, 2008 #1
    I am doing an extra credit project for my Chemistry class and we have to list by name and draw the structures of as many isomers of C5H10O as we possibly can. I already have the following.
    • 2-pentanone
    • 3-pentanone
    • pentanal
    • cyclopentanol
    • methyl isopropyl ketone
    • 3-methyl-2-buten-1-ol
    • oxane or tetrahydropyran
    • 3-methyl butanal
    • 2-methylbutanal
    • 2,2-dimethylpropanal

    Can anyone think of any more?
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  3. May 5, 2008 #2


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    There are at least 35 isomers (cis and trans, R and S included) by my count.

    Your list has no epoxy compounds, cyclics, olefins... and no stereochemistry.
  4. May 5, 2008 #3


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    A cyclic ether?
  5. May 9, 2008 #4


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    Yeah. A methylated version of tetrahydrofuran for example. Don't forget R and S versions. Epoxy compounds are another example of a three member ring cyclic ether. Again with the R and S for that.
  6. Oct 19, 2010 #5
    i have found 41
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