# Alkane Carbon Rings

I'll make this short and sweet.

We've seen carbons that are in chains, true? Now, think about the carbons going in a circle or a ring. Hmm...

Take for example, Cycloctane.

It has eight carbons forming a ring, plus they are all single bonds (and nothing other than carbons or hydrogens) $\Rightarrow$ octane.

However, it is forming a ring, therefore we name this... a cyclo octane.

Of course, this was a basic example... But it's quite easy to understand.

So yes, you could extend this knowledge and I suppose... make your own structures. Oooh. Comment some below. ^^

Note by Vishnuram Leonardodavinci
6 years, 2 months ago

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* Challenge pack: *

1. Draw : * Cycloheptane *

2. Write the molecular formula $[C_x H_y]$ form of * Cyclopenta-1,3-diene *

3. Draw : * 1-Cyclobutyl-2-(2-Methyl)Ethyl Cyclobutane*

4. Find the number of covalent bonds in the above structure.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

The correct name for 2 is cyclopenta-1,3-diene. The correct name for 3 is 1-cyclobutyl-2-methylethylcyclobutane.

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Ooh. Thanks!

I was in a hurry to type.

Correction Done!

- 6 years, 2 months ago

I really didn't get what to comment on.Every one knows you can create as many hydrocarbons as possible! In fact, there are much much much more possible isomeric structures in which hydrocarbons can exists than there are actual particles in this universe!

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Sorry, I didn't get your point :/

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Ah, he's stating the infinite possibilities of these things. ^^

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Yes, that's true. I thought it'd be nice to see people get creative or something. Like adding complex groups or so. Hahaha. ^^

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Very nice. B|

- 6 years, 2 months ago

Thanx :D

- 6 years, 2 months ago