Give an example of the compound which has one isopropyl group.

2-methyl pentane

  • The isopropyl group —CH(CH3)2 is the simplest structural unit that contains a tertiary carbon.
  • Isopropyl has the specific orientation of being attached to a central carbon atom with two CH3 molecules attached
  • 2-Methylpentane is an alkane.
  • Used in organic synthesis and as a solvent.
  • It is a structural isomer of hexane composed of a methyl group bonded to the second carbon atom in a pentane chain.

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