For nitriles carbon of nitrile group is part of the carbon chain. So what is the isomerism shown by pentanenitrile and 2-methylbutanentrile? Chain isomerism or position isomerism?


Pentanenitrile and 2-Methylbutanenitrile should be chain isomers of each other, since the parent carbon chain itself is different for these two compounds. They shouldn't be named as position isomers.

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  • $\begingroup$ Thank you very much $\endgroup$ – Nandakumar U K Jan 18 at 16:12

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