How many structural isomers are possible with the molecular formula C6H14?

Hexane is an aliphatic saturated hydrocarbon and has five possible structural isomers for that formula CH3(CH2)4CH3

  • Hexane, CH3CH2CH2CH2CH2CH3, a straight chain of six carbon atoms.
  • 2-methylpentane,CH3CH(CH3)CH2CH2CH3, a five-carbon chain with one methyl branch on the second.
  • 3-methylpentane,CH3CH2CH(CH3)CH2CH3, a five-carbon chain with one methyl branch on the third.
  • 2,2-dimethylbutane,CH3C(CH3)2CH2CH3, a four-carbon chain with two methyl branches on the second
  • 2,3-dimethylbutane.CH3CH(CH3)CH(CH3)CH3, a four-carbon chain with one methyl branch on the second and third.

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