# Problem: Cyclopropane is an interesting hydrocarbon. Instead of having three carbons in a row, the three carbons form a ring, as shown in this perspective drawing (see the figure for a prior example of this kind of drawing):Cyclopropane was at one time used as an anesthetic, but its use was discontinued, in part because it is highly inflammable.What is the empirical formula of cyclopropane?

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Cyclopropane is an interesting hydrocarbon. Instead of having three carbons in a row, the three carbons form a ring, as shown in this perspective drawing

Cyclopropane was at one time used as an anesthetic, but its use was discontinued, in part because it is highly inflammable.

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Cyclopropane is an interesting hydrocarbon. Instead of having three carbons in a row, the three carbons form a ring, as shown in this perspective drawing (see the figure for a prior example of this kind of drawing):
Cyclopropane was at one time used as an anesthetic, but its use was discontinued, in part because it is highly inflammable.

What is the empirical formula of cyclopropane?