Anyone know a website with the chemical structure of petroleum ether shone?

So then theres no way to draw a structure? My organic professor wants us to draw a structure of this solven we’re using called petroleum ether. I’m confused.
Hahaha. Thanks.

One Response to “Anyone know a website with the chemical structure of petroleum ether shone?”

  1. RONALD E B Says:

    petroleum ether is not a compound…it is a term applied to a mixture of hydrocarbons obtained at a range of boiling points during the fractional distillation of petroleum.

    it is a mixture of alkanes (pentane, hexane, heptane). it is sometimes refered to as "ligroin" or "benzine".

    Use hexane for the structure CH3(CH2)4CH3 as being representative. (Then tell him he should know you can’t draw the structure of a mixture.)