Problem: Draw a molecule of 2-pentanol.Draw the molecule on the canvas by choosing buttons from the Tools (for bonds), Atoms, and Advanced Template toolbars. The single bond is active by default. Include all hydrogen atoms.Organic molecules generally consist of a chain of carbon atoms surrounded by hydrogen atoms or functional groups. The number of carbon atoms in the main chain is specified by using a prefix, the most common of which are listed in the table.A carbon atom will form four bonds with other atoms, while oxygen will form two bonds and hydrogen will form one bond.For this problem, draw all hydrogen atoms explicitly.

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Draw a molecule of 2-pentanol.

Draw the molecule on the canvas by choosing buttons from the Tools (for bonds), Atoms, and Advanced Template toolbars. The single bond is active by default. Include all hydrogen atoms.


Organic molecules generally consist of a chain of carbon atoms surrounded by hydrogen atoms or functional groups. The number of carbon atoms in the main chain is specified by using a prefix, the most common of which are listed in the table.

A carbon atom will form four bonds with other atoms, while oxygen will form two bonds and hydrogen will form one bond.

For this problem, draw all hydrogen atoms explicitly.

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