? asked in Science & MathematicsChemistry · 7 years ago

how do i write butane as a chemical formula? 10pts?

Enter the molecular formula for butane,C4H10

Express your answer as a chemical formula. I dont know how to write it as a chemical formula. Can someone please help me.

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  • 7 years ago
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    C4H10 is the chemical formula for butane, so we don't understand your question.

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  • 3 years ago

    Butane Formula

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  • 7 years ago

    I am not quite sure what you want . C4H10 is a chemical formula for butane:

    Is this what you are wanting :

    CH3CH2CH2CH3

    I checked further in Wikipedia:

    The following example is given:

    ......H...H..H....H

    .......l....l....l.....l

    H - C - C - C - C -H

    ......l.....l.....l....l

    .....H....H...H...H

    Structural formula for butane. The above is NOT a chemical formula. Examples of chemical formulas for butane are the empirical formula C2H5, the molecular formula C4H10, and the condensed (or semi-structural) formula CH3CH2CH2CH3

    I think that you may be looking for the condensed (or semi-structural) formula CH3CH2CH2CH3. But I do not know for sure The term chemical formula can mean a lot of things.

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  • 3 years ago

    CH3Ch2Ch2CH3

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  • 5 years ago

    The question is for the online mastering Chemistry. They just want to make sure you know how to input C4H10 correctly, making sure the 4 and the 10 are written as subscripts

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  • 5 years ago

    That is NOT the chemical formula it is the molecular formula.

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