Problem: Determine empirical formula for pentane.

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We’re being asked to determine the name of the first 10 alkanes.

Alkanes are compounds that contain only carbons and hydrogens single bonded to one another. They are sometimes referred to simply as “hydrocarbons


When naming alkanes:

A prefix is used to indicate the number of carbons:

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Determine empirical formula for pentane.

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