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Are butane and cyclobutane structural isomers?


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Answered 2012-09-29 20:02:34

Nope. Butane has a formula of C4H10.

While cyclobutane has a formula of C4H8. They're not isomers, let alone

structural isomers, at all! Because they don't have the same chemical formula.

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