Hydrocarbons - Cycloalkanes

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Hydrocarbons - Cycloalkanes

Post by Nevyn on Mon Nov 17, 2014 6:57 am

For an introduction on Hydrocarbons.

Cycloalkanes have the general formula CnH2n and are ring structures, hence the cyclo prefix.

You can find background information on Cycloalkanes in this wiki page.
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Re: Hydrocarbons - Cycloalkanes

Post by Nevyn on Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:03 am

Cyclopropane - C3H6



It is hard to see the Hydrogen atoms in that image so here is 2 rotated versions.





This structure is really struggling to stay together. The Carbon atoms are all pushing charge into the center which actually pushes each Carbon atom away. This molecule would not quite look like what I have modeled as each Carbon atom is bent outwards by the internal charge build up.
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Re: Hydrocarbons - Cycloalkanes

Post by Nevyn on Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:08 am

Cyclobutane - C4H8



This structure may be the smallest square naturally possible. Even if micro-atoms are found to exist, they would follow this structural pattern to create micro-cyclo-butane.
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Re: Hydrocarbons - Cycloalkanes

Post by Nevyn on Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:13 am

Cyclopentane - C5H10



Here we have a bit more space in the center of the molecule allowing charge to dissipate. Each Carbon body is pointing its charge at the opposite bond point feeding the particles in that region providing strength to the structure.
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Re: Hydrocarbons - Cycloalkanes

Post by Nevyn on Mon Nov 17, 2014 7:35 am

Cyclohexane - C6H12



This structure, along with its brother Benzene, is the basis of many other molecules. Even when they are not part of the chemical being created, they are often used as a catalyst.

The 6 Carbon ring is a powerful structure. It is strong and resilient, reacts with other molecules and can even bond with itself. I think this is a result of the central volume of empty space which allows the cross-charge to diffuse rather than collide. This allows the ring to keep itself fed with charge, raising the charge density of the molecule above the ambient charge field.
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Re: Hydrocarbons - Cycloalkanes

Post by Cr6 on Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:11 pm

Nicely done Nevyn.

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