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Minimum  carbon atoms are required to form a branched chain hydrocarbon.
  1. three
  2. four
  3. five
  4. six


Solution

The correct option is B four
To form a branched chain hydrocarbon, principal carbon chain should have at least three carbon atoms. And the smallest possible branch is methyl (CH3) which has one carbon atom. Thus, minimum four carbon atoms are required to form a branched chain hydrocarbon.

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