Draw an alkene structure with the formula {eq}C_4H_8 {/eq}.


Draw an alkene structure with the formula {eq}C_4H_8 {/eq}.


Alkenes are unsaturated hydrocarbons containing at least one carbon-carbon double bond with general formula Cn H2n .Alkenes are also known as olefins(oil forming) since the first member, ethene was found to form an oily liquid on reaction with chlorine.

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An alkene having the formula C4 H8 is most probably like a butene which can have two positions for the double bond- either at 1 position or at 2...

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Butene: Structural Formula, Boiling Point & Isomers


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Study the butene formula and its structure. Explore the different structures of butene, what isomers of butene are, and why they have different boiling points.

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