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I've been doing organic chemistry and I don't really understand how to draw some isomers. I know how to draw the easier isomers like Butan-1-ol and Butan-2-ol but I don't get how there can be other ones and how to draw them...please help

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    It's tough to draw diagrams on these boards. I'll just draw the skeleton and not fill in the H atoms. But you understand that each C has four bonds.
    C
    |
    C
    |
    C
    |
    C-OH is butan-1-ol


    C
    |
    C
    |
    C-OH
    |
    C is butan-2-ol

    These two isomers are made by placing the OH in two different locations. But why can't we branch the C chain. It need not be a straight chain as in the two above. For example,

    C
    |
    C-C
    |
    C-OH

    C
    |
    C-OH
    |
    C
    This site may help a little better than I can draw them.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butanol

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