Naming Straight Chain Hydrocarbons

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CH 220 1st Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Current Lecture I. Naming straight chain hydrocarbons II. Isomers III. Naming branched chain hydrocarbons Current Lecture I. Naming straight chain hydrocarbons a. Controlled by IUPAC, who regulate naming conventions of organic compounds – the names are mostly systematic but have some outliers # Carbons Name Formula 1 Methane CH4 2 Ethane C2H6 3 Propane C3H8 4 Butane C4H10 5 Pentane C5H12 6 Hexane C6H14 7 Heptane C7H16 8 Octane C8H18 9 Nonane C9H20 10 Decane C10H22 11 Undecane C11H24 12 Dodecane C12H26 13 Tridecane C13H28 20 Icosane C20H42 40 Triacontane C30H62 These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.

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