Representing Hydrocarbons


Structural Diagram

The structural diagram is a graphic representation of the molecular structure, showing how the atoms are arranged.

Condensed Structural Diagram

The condensed formula of a molecule where symbols of atoms are listed as they appear in the molecule's structure with bond dashes omitted or limited

Line Diagram

The skeletal formula, sometimes called line-angle formula, of an organic compound is a type of molecular structural formula that serves as a shorthand representation of its bonding and some details of its molecular geometry. Carbon atoms are found at the ends of lines, or where two lines meet. Unless another atom is joined to a carbon atom, it is assumed to have sufficient hydrogen’s to give carbon four bonds.