Constitutional isomers

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Constitutional isomers

Postby Novelpreet_Boparai1N » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:06 pm

If we are talking about the constitutional isomers of a molecule does the most basic structure count. For example when we say the constitutional isomers of cyclohexane, is cyclohexane included?

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Re: Constitutional isomers

Postby Omeed_Partovi_1L » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:27 pm

Yes, it does! Thus, if they asked you to name three constitutional isomers of C6H12, drawing cyclohexane tislef, 1-methylcyclopentane, and 1,2-dimethylcyclobutane would be a valid answer. However, I was also wondering if we would ever be expected to draw all the constitutional isomers for an organic molecule and if so how complex would the molecule be?

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Re: Constitutional isomers

Postby Chem_Mod » Sun Mar 12, 2017 5:27 pm

Yes, you would include that in your total count of constitutional isomers. If the question gave you a specific structure, and asked for the constitutional isomers other than the one provided, then no you would not include it.

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