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Name it correctly (Posted on 2012-08-16) Difficulty: 2 of 5
A disclaimer: This problem does not assume any knowledge of chemistry:


The formulae for chemical molecules and their names are given below in mixed order:
C3H8, C4H6, C3H4, C4H8, C7H14, C2H2;
Heptene, Butyne, Propane, Butene, Ethyne, Propyne.

1.Match the formulae with the names.
Explain your solution.

2.Write the names corresponding to the following formulae: C2H4, C2H6, C7H12.

3.Write the formulae for the following molecules: Propene, Butane.

Source: Russian contest

No Solution Yet Submitted by Ady TZIDON    
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re: Solution Part 1 | Comment 2 of 8 |
(In reply to Solution Part 1 by Chris, PhD)

"Therefore -yne refers to the combination where H = 2C + 2."

Did you mean 2C - 2? (as in C4H6 = Butyne)

Edited on August 16, 2012, 11:49 am
  Posted by Charlie on 2012-08-16 11:24:06

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