Chapter 4: Carbon and Its Compounds

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Carbon and Its Compound

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What will be the formula and electron dot structure of cyclopentane?

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The chemical formula of pentane is C5H12. The cyclopentane is a saturated cyclic hydrocarbon and its molecular formula is C5H10. The covalent structure of cyclopentane is shown below:

Each carbon atom shares one electron each with two carbon atoms and one electron each with two hydrogen atoms. The electron dot structure of cyclopentane is shown below:


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