Alkane Names

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These names are for unbranched alkanes only.
# of
Carbons
Name Formula
1 methane CH4
2 ethane CH3CH3
3 propane CH3CH2CH3
4 butane CH3(CH2)2CH3
5 pentane CH3(CH2)3CH3
6 hexane CH3(CH2)4CH3
7 heptane CH3(CH2)5CH3
8 octane CH3(CH2)6CH3
9 nonane CH3(CH2)7CH3
10 decane CH3(CH2)8CH3
11 undecane CH3(CH2)9CH3
12 dodecane CH3(CH2)10CH3
13 tridecane CH3(CH2)11CH3
14 tetradecane CH3(CH2)12CH3
15 pentadecane CH3(CH2)13CH3
# of
Carbons
Name Formula
16 hexadecane CH3(CH2)14CH3
17 heptadecane CH3(CH2)15CH3
18 octadecane CH3(CH2)16CH3
19 nonadecane CH3(CH2)17CH3
20 eicosane CH3(CH2)18CH3
21 heneicosane CH3(CH2)19CH3
22 docosane CH3(CH2)20CH3
23 tricosane CH3(CH2)21CH3
24 tetracosane CH3(CH2)22CH3
25 pentacosane CH3(CH2)23CH3
26 hexacosane CH3(CH2)24CH3
27 heptacosane CH3(CH2)25CH3
28 octacosane CH3(CH2)26CH3
29 nonacosane CH3(CH2)27CH3
30 triacontane CH3(CH2)28CH3


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