Write the number of and atoms in a molecule of Propane.
Step 1: Introduction
Alkane is a saturated hydrocarbon that has Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Hydrogen atoms that are only connected through single bonds.
The general formula of an alkane is .
Where, is the number of Carbon atoms in alkane compound and,
tells about the number of Hydrogen atoms in an alkane compound.
Step 2: Determination of number of carbon atoms:
Prop represents three-Carbon () atom in a compound.
Step 3: Substituting the value of n = 3 in general formula:
The general formula is
The molecular formula of the Propane is .
Hence, there are three Carbon atoms and eight Hydrogen atoms in Propane.