Sequence for Isomers of Alkanes

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Today in my chemistry glass, my teacher was talking about isomers in organic chemistry.

I was wondering if there is a formula or a way to predict the number of isomers each alkanes compound has.
 

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  • #2
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If I remember correctly, the alkanes are:

C(n) H(n+2)

n & n+2 are supposed to be subscipted
:smile:
 
  • #3
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From http://www.faculty.sfasu.edu/chengs/teaching/chapter4.htm [Broken]

Constitutional isomers are possible for alkanes with four or more carbons. There is no simple expression to calculate the number of isomers.
 
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