In the alkane H3C– CH2 – C(CH3)2 – CH2 – CH(CH3)2, identify 1°, 2°, 3° carbon atoms and give the number of H atoms bonded to each one of these.

Asked by Pragya Singh | 1 year ago |  86

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Solution :-

The given alkane can be represented as;

  • Primary carbon atoms are those which are bonded to only one carbon atom or none. i.e., they have only 1 carbon atom as their neighbor or none (in case of methane). The given structure has 5 primary carbon atoms and 15 hydrogen atoms attached to it.
  • Secondary carbon atoms are those which are bonded to 2 carbon atoms i.e., they have 2 carbon atoms as their neighbors. The given structure has 2 secondary carbon atoms and 4 hydrogen atoms attached to it.
  • Tertiary carbon atoms are those which are bonded to 3 carbon atoms i.e., they have 3 carbon atoms as their neighbors. The given structure has 1 tertiary carbon atom and only 1 hydrogen atom is attached to it.

Answered by Abhisek | 1 year ago

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