Dr. R. S. Mani


Hydrocarbons show isomerism in succession with the addition of the
carbon in the linear chain.The organic compounds with similar
molecular formulae but different structural formulae are known as
isomers and the phenomenon is known as Isomerism.The simpler
hydrocarbons such as Methane,Ethane,and Propane show linear
structure and they have normal structural formula. In these cases, the
original substance acts as the isomer of itself.The self mirror image is
the property.The physical properties of these compounds are relatively
stable and they show conformation properties. When there are more
than three carbon atoms in the chain the structural isomers are created
for example, normal butane and iso-butane.

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