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What is the Structural Formula of Pentane and Hexane?
Pentane (C5H12) is commonly represented
by the structural formula below (see isomers)
and hexane (C6H14) by the structural formula
where the single lines between
represent single covalent bonds.
Note that each carbon atom has
and each hydrogen atom has one bond (valency 1).
Valency is the combining power of an atom.
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