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enumerate the 100 alkanes and its molecular formula

asked by janeth
  1. You must be kidding? First, there are many more than 100 alkanes and second, surely you don't expect us to write all of them down for you.

    posted by DrBob222
  2. The general formula for alkanes is

    CnH(2n+2)

    n=1 methane (CH4)
    n=2 ethane (C2H6)

    and so on to C100H202 or hectane

    I don't understand what is meant by "enumerate the 100 alkanes"

    posted by Dr Russ

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