Alkane vs Isoalkane - What's the difference?

alkane | isoalkane |


As nouns the difference between alkane and isoalkane

is that alkane is while isoalkane is (organic chemistry) any branched-chain alkane, but especially one having a methyl group attached to the penultimate carbon atom of the main chain.

alkane

English

(wikipedia alkane)

Noun

(en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any of saturated hydrocarbons including methane, ethane and compounds with long carbon chain known as paraffins etc., having a chemical formula of the form CnH2n+2.
  • Derived terms

    * chlorofluoroalkane * cycloalkane * hydrofluoroalkane

    Hypernyms

    * hydrocarbon

    Hyponyms

    * methane * ethane * propane * butane * pentane * hexane * heptane * octane * nonane * decane * undecane * dodecane * hexadecane * tetracosane ----

    isoalkane

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (organic chemistry) Any branched-chain alkane, but especially one having a methyl group attached to the penultimate carbon atom of the main chain