Problem: Draw the line structure for (CH3)3CCO2CH(CH2CH3)2

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We are asked to draw the line structure of given the condensed structural formula. 

The condensed structure shows us the connectivity of the molecule. The use of parentheses is important:

  • Parentheses with no subscripts: Branch on the chain.
  • Parenthesis with subscripts: Multiple branches on a chain.
  • CHwithin parentheses + subscripts: Repeating CHunits within a chain.

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Draw the line structure for (CH3)3CCO2CH(CH2CH3)2

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