Problem: Write a formula based on the name, or a name based on the formula, for each of the following hydrocarbons.pentane

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pentane

  • prefix = pent 5 C's
  • Ending: -ane → alkane → CnH2n+2


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Write a formula based on the name, or a name based on the formula, for each of the following hydrocarbons.

pentane

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