Unformatted text preview: Example of Molecules with More Than One Central Atom Alkanes are hydrocarbons with the general formula C n H 2n+2 . – CH 4- methane – C 2 H 6 or (H 3 C-CH 3 ) - ethane – C 3 H 8 or (H 3 C-CH 2-CH 3 ) - propane The C atoms are located at the center of a tetrahedron. – Each alkane is a chain of interlocking tetrahedra. – Sufficient H atoms to form a total of four bonds for each C. Example of Molecules with More Than One Central Atom...
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- Methane, Tetrahedral electronic arrangement