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A000631 Number of ethylene derivatives with n carbon atoms.
(Formerly M2490 N0987)
3
1, 1, 3, 5, 13, 27, 66, 153, 377, 914, 2281, 5690, 14397, 36564, 93650, 240916, 623338, 1619346, 4224993, 11062046, 29062341, 76581151, 202365823, 536113477, 1423665699, 3788843391, 10103901486, 26995498151, 72253682560, 193706542776 (list; graph; refs; listen; history; text; internal format)
OFFSET

2,3

COMMENTS

Number of structural isomers of alkenes C_n H_{2n} with n carbon atoms.

REFERENCES

J. L. Faulon, D. Visco and D. Roe, Enumerating Molecules, In: Reviews in Computational Chemistry Vol. 21, Ed. K. Lipkowitz, Wiley-VCH, 2005.

N. J. A. Sloane, A Handbook of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1973 (includes this sequence).

N. J. A. Sloane and Simon Plouffe, The Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences, Academic Press, 1995 (includes this sequence).

LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=2..31.

J. L. Faulon, D. Visco and D. Roe, Enumerating Molecules, In: Reviews in Computational Chemistry Vol. 21, Ed. K. Lipkowitz, Wiley-VCH, 2005.

H. R. Henze, C. M. Blair, The number of structurally isomeric Hydrocarbons of the Ethylene Series, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 55 (2) (1933), 680-686.

H. R. Henze, C. M. Blair, The number of structurally isomeric Hydrocarbons of the Ethylene Series, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 55 (2) (1933), 680-685. (Annotated scanned copy)

H. R. Henze and C. M. Blair, The number of structural isomers of the more important types of aliphatic compounds, J. Amer. Chem. Soc., 56 (1) (1934), 157-157.

C.-W. Lam, A Mathematical Relationship between the Number of Isomers of Alkenes and Alkynes: A Result Established from the Enumeration of Isomers of Alkenes from Alky Biradicals, J. Math. Chem., 23, 421 (1998).

R. C. Read, Some recent results in chemical enumeration, Lect. Notes Math. 303 (1972), 243-259.

R. C. Read, Some recent results in chemical enumeration, Preprint, circa 1972. (Annotated scanned copy)

R. C. Read, The Enumeration of Acyclic Chemical Compounds, pp. 25-61 of A. T. Balaban, ed., Chemical Applications of Graph Theory, Ac. Press, 1976. [Annotated scanned copy] See p. 28.

N. Trinajstich, Z. Jerievi, J. V. Knop, W. R. Muller and K. Szymanski, COMPUTER GENERATION OF ISOMERIC STRUCTURES, Pure & Appl. Chem., Vol. 55, No. 2, pp. 379-39O, 1983.

FORMULA

a(n) = b(1)b(n-1) + b(2)b(n-2) + b(3)b(n-3) + ... + b(n/2)(b(n/2) + 1)/2 when n is even or b(1)b(n-1) + b(2)b(n-2) + b(3)b(n-3) + ... + b((n-1)/2)b((n + 1)/2) when n is odd, where b(n) = A000642(n). - Herman Jamke (hermanjamke(AT)fastmail.fm), Feb 24 2008

CROSSREFS

Sequence in context: A084173 A223645 A190570 * A026569 A035082 A005198

Adjacent sequences:  A000628 A000629 A000630 * A000632 A000633 A000634

KEYWORD

nonn

AUTHOR

N. J. A. Sloane

EXTENSIONS

More terms from Herman Jamke (hermanjamke(AT)fastmail.fm), Feb 24 2008

STATUS

approved

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