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Advanced level organic chemistry PART 14.7: Structural isomers of molecular formula C6H12O2

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Structural isomers of molecular formula C6H12O2

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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)

Selected aliphatic carboxylic acid and ester structural isomers of molecular formula C6H12O2 (Mr = 116)

There are a very large numbers of isomers, so I've presented a selection of the least branched of them!

(1) hexanoic acid , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title= , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title= , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title=

(2) 2-methylpentanoic acid , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title= , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title=

this molecule will exhibit R/S stereoisomerism, optical isomers - enantiomers

(3) 3-methylpentanoic acid , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title= , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title=

this molecule will exhibit R/S stereoisomerism, optical isomers - enantiomers

(4) 4-methylpentanoic acid , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title= , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title=

(5) methyl pentanoate , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title= , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title= , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title=

(6) ethyl butanoate , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title= , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title= , isomers of C6H12O structural formula title=

(7) propyl propanoate, CH3CH2COOCH2CH2CH3

(8) butyl ethanoate, CH3COOCH2CH2CH2CH3

(9) pentyl methanoate, HCOOCH2CH2CH2CH2CH3

There are also hydroxy-aldehydes, hydroxy-ketones and enols (enol-diols) with a C6H12O2 molecular formula


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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

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