Problem: Write a formula based on the name, or a name based on the formula, for each of the following hydrocarbons.CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3

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Naming hydrocarbons: 

  • # of C's (n) → use prefix  (i.e. 1 = meth, 2 = eth, 3 = prop, ...)
  • CnH2n+2 → alkane → ending: -ane
  • CnH2n → alkene → ending: -ene


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Write a formula based on the name, or a name based on the formula, for each of the following hydrocarbons.

CH3CH2CH2CH2CH3

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