Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Problems: Problem 2-11 a

Answer

Constitutional Isomers

Work Step by Step

The molecular formula for the two compounds is the same $C_7H_{16}$, but the structure formula is different. The difference is the branching of the carbon chain. In the compound on the left the branching chain attached to the main chain is $CH_2CH_3$ , whereas in the compound on the right is $CH_3$.
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