Organic chemistry help?
What are all the possible alkane isomers that contain 4 carbon atoms and a bromine?
- 8 years agoFavourite answer
All 4-carbon alkobromines are isomers of bromobutane. Normal butane has two different carbon where the bromine can bond: 1 and 2 (note that 3 is the same as 2 and 4 is the same as 1).
You can have 1-bromobutane or 2-bromobutane.
Next, look at the more substituted butanes. You can have iso-bromobutane or tert-bromobutane.
Also, note that 2-bromobutane is chiral due to the central carbon having a Br, H, CH3, and CH2CH3 group attached (all different).
Thus, the list of bromobutanes is:
This is a total of 5 isomers.
- DrBob1Lv 78 years ago
Try it. There are only 4.
Unless you mean cyclic compounds too. (That would be 4 more)
Unless you mean optical isomers too. (That would be 2 More)
Kinda blows up on you, doesn't it!