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Advanced level organic chemistry PART 14.7: Structural isomers of molecular formula C2H4O2

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Carboxylic acid and ester structural chain isomers of molecular formula C2H4O2

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See also Examples of the effects of isomerism on the similarity or difference in the physical and chemical properties of structural isomers

and Examples of comparing the physical and chemical properties of R/S (optical) isomers (enantiomers)

The 2 aliphatic carboxylic acid and ester structural isomers of molecular formula C2H4O2 (Mr = 60)

(1) ethanoic acid, (acetic acid), structural formula, isomers of C2H4O2 structural formula,isomers of C2H4O2 structural formula ,isomers of C2H4O2 structural formula , isomers of C2H4O2 structural formula

(2) methyl methanoate (methyl formate), structural formula, isomers of C2H4O2 structural formula, isomers of C2H4O2 structural formula

displayed formula  isomers of C2H4O2 structural formula , skeletal formula isomers of C2H4O2 structural formula

(3) There is also an enol (enol-diol) of molecular formula C2H4O

ethene-1,2-diol (ethen-1,2-diol, HO-CH=CH-OH which also exhibits E/Z (cis/trans) stereoisomerism

(4) and a hydroxy-aldehyde

2-hydroxyethanal, HO-CH2-CHO


Associated links

Comparison of the ir, mass, 1H and 13C NMR spectra of the isomers of C2H4O2 (via a 1H NMR spectrum page)

Index of sets of isomers for a given molecular formula

The molecular structure and naming of CARBOXYLIC ACIDS and DERIVATIVES, including isomers

INDEX of ALL revision notes on the chemistry of CARBOXYLIC ACIDS and DERIVATIVES

Isomerism: introduction, structural isomerism - chain, positional, functional group, tautomerism

Stereoisomerism: introduction, definition, priority rules, E/Z isomerism (cis/trans isomerism)

Stereoisomerism - R/S isomerism (optical isomerism) - definition - examples explained

index for all isomerism pages

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