Organic Chemistry (8th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321768418
ISBN 13: 978-0-32176-841-4

Chapter 2 - Structure and Properties of Organic Molecules - Problems: Problem 2-19 b


This hydrocarbon is an alkene. The Lewis structure is shown in the picture below.

Work Step by Step

This hydrocarbon is an alkene because it contains a double carbon-carbon bond. As the Lewis structure is drawn the way the formula is written, it can be seen that the second and the third carbon have only three bonds but a carbon should have four. Thus, there should be double bond between second and third carbon. This makes it an alkene.
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