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Does methyne exist? If yes give its structure and if no then explain why?

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asked Aug 21, 2016 in Chemistry by Rahul Roy (7,955 points)

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answered Aug 22, 2016 by Rahul Roy (7,955 points)
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No, methyn does not exist because when we substitute 1 in place of n in the general formula we get CH0.
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answered Aug 21, 2016 by sarthaks (25,844 points)

Methyne do not exist in nature because the alkyne family have the general formula C n H 2n-2 where n is a natural number(which starts from 1). If we substitute 1 in place of n, then we get the formula CH0 which cannot exist. So, the first member of this series is ethyne. 

Hence, the structure of methyne is not possible to find out.

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