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Why doesn't butane has isomers?


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Answered 2012-09-23 08:56:09

The name butane is applied by IUPAC to the unbranched form of B4H10.

However many chemists use the name butane to refer to both isomers of

B4H10 , n-butane the unbranched form and iso-butane the branched form.

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Isomers of butane?

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What is the difference between the two isomers of butane?

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What are the structural isomers of C4H10?

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Is Butane a Homogeneous mixture or Heterogeneous mixture?

Butane is homogeneous. Butane may mean n-butane, iso-butane or a mixture of the two isomers. If the sample were a mixture of the two isomers then it would be a homgeneous mixture.


Butane and isobutane are isomers or compounds that?

Butane and isobutane are isomers or compounds that have the same chemical fomula but different structual formulas.


How many chain isomers are there in butane?

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Isomerism of n butane and iso butane?

These isomers have different molecular structures.


Why does butane not have any geometric isomers?

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How many isomers of C4H10 are there?

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How many structural isomers are there for hydrocarbons having the molecular formula C4H10?

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Are butane and cyclobutane structural isomers?

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Are butane and isobutane substituted hydrocarbons if not what are they?

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Draw two isomers with the formula C4H10?

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How many structural isomers are there for butane?

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Define isomers write ismores of butane?

An isomer refers to 2 or more compounds that have the same formula but different arrangements of atoms. Isomers of butane include 1-methylpropane, ethylethane and 1,2-dimethylethane.



Does ethane have any structural isomers?

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Petroleum is a mixture consisting mostly of what?

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