How many chain isomers does a compound having molecular formula C5H10 has?
The compounds having the same molecular formula but a difference in chain structure are called chain isomers. The following compounds have the same molecular formula C5 H10 but different chain structures.
a) 1- pentene
b) 2- pentene
c) 2- methyl- 1- butene
d) 2- methyl- 2- butene
The structures of these compounds are given below:
Hence, the compound having molecular formula C5H10 has four chain isomers.