I’m currently doing a module on organic chemstry in my chemistry As level, and I’m trying to work out how to write the structural formulae of cyclic alkanes/alkenes.
For example, the structural formula of 2,3 dibromobut-2-ene is CH[sub]3[/sub]C(Br)=C(Br)CH[sub]3[/sub]. Or the strucutral formula of 2-chlorobutane is CH[sub]3[/sub]CHBrCH[sub]2[/sub]CH[sub]3[/sub].
However, I dont know how I’d write the structural formula of a cyclic alkane/alkene. I can draw the given formula:
CH[sub]2[/sub] / \ / \ H[sub]2[/sub]C CH[sub]2[/sub] ¦ ¦ ¦ ¦ H[sub]2[/sub]C CH[sub]2[/sub] \ / \ / CH[sub]2[/sub]
Oooh, that took a long time, and it still looks kinda crappy but you get the idea.
I can’t think how you’d indicate that it’s a cyclic alkane when you write the structural formula.
The structure is (CH[sub]2[/sub])[sub]6[/sub] (obviously it would be more complicated if it were a cycloalkene or a halocycloalkene), but I can’t think how to indicate that it’s cyclic.
Is there a way to do this? Or should I just write the given formula instead?
Someone please help me!