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Sequence for Isomers of Alkanes

  1. Aug 19, 2003 #1
    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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  3. Aug 27, 2003 #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
  4. Aug 27, 2003 #3


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    From http://www.faculty.sfasu.edu/chengs/teaching/chapter4.htm [Broken]

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