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The compounds C2H5OC2H5 and CH3OCH2CH2CH3 are:

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Chain isomers
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Geometrical Isomers
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Metamers
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Conformational Isomers
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The correct option is C Metamers
C2H5OC2H5 and CH3OCH2CH2CH3 have the same molecular formula, mass and functional groups. However, since the nature of alkyl groups around the polyvalent functional groups is different in both the molecules, they are metamers.

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