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Name the compounds
CH3CH2CHCH2CH3
- Is this 3-Pentane? Thanks

  • Chemistry - , Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:07pm

    3-Pentene **

  • Chemistry - , Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 10:34pm

    CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3 is n-pentane.
    CH3CH2CHCHCH3 is 2-pentene. You have a pentavalent C on C #2 from the right end. Counting from the left it is 3-pentene but counting from the right it is 2-pentene. Which end do you start counting? The one that gives the smaller numbers.

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