Two organic compounds A and B have the same molecular formula C6H12. Write the names and structural formulae:
(a) If A is a cyclic compound
(b) If B is an open chain compound
(c) Which compound contains single bonds as well as a double bond?
(d) Which compound contains only single bonds?
(a) If A is a cyclic compound, then C6H12. is the molecular formula of the compound named cyclohexane.
The structural formula is as follows:
(b) If B is an open chain compound, then C6H12 is the molecular formula of the compound named hexene.
The structural formula is shown below:
(c) Hexene (B) is an unsaturated hydrocarbon comprising both single-bonded and double-bonded carbon atoms.
(d) Cyclohexane is an alkane which contains only single-bonded carbon atoms.