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Organic Chemistry- Geometric and Structural Isomers of C6H12

  1. Jan 21, 2009 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

    Draw and name all of the structural isomers of hydrocarbons with the formula C6H12 (cyclohexane).

    2. Relevant information

    This is "only" a grade 11 Chemistry Assignment, therefore I only really need the basics when it comes to isomers- not some of the more complex stuff which you may find in a university course. I would appreciate if you could list the isomers for me, or just give me a number of how many there are.

    3. The attempt at a solution

    The following are all isomers of Cyclohexane:

    [cyclohexane]
    [methylcyclopentane]
    [ethylcyclobutane]
    [1,(1/2/3) dimethylcyclobutane]
    [propylcyclo propane]
    [1-ethyl-(1/2)methylcyclobutane]
    [trimethylcyclopropane]
    [hexa-(1/2/3)-ene]
    [(2/3/4)-methylpenta-1-ene]
    [2,3 dimethylbuta-2-ene]
     
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  3. Jan 21, 2009 #2
    Of all the above stated isomers,
    1-ethyl-(1/2)methylcyclobutane is not an isomer of [tex]C_6H_{12}[/tex], as it contains 7 carbon atoms.

    Few more isomers would be possible with, pentene.. like (2/3/4)methyl penta-2-ene.
     
  4. Jan 22, 2009 #3

    Borek

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    Your attempt at solution is not an attempt at all, you have just copied and pasted these listed at http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_C6H12.

    Try to draw them with a pencil and piece of paper.
     
  5. Jan 22, 2009 #4

    Borek

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    Good catch, they probably meant substituted cyclopropane.
     
  6. Jan 22, 2009 #5
    Thank You, now back to MarquisDM..
     
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