Homologous Series of Organic Chemistry

Homologous Series of Organic Chemistry

Hi viewers: In this blog we discuss the very basic idea about "Homologous Series of Organic Chemistry". HOMOLOGOUS SERIES Definition In organic chemistry a homologous series is a series of compounds with the same general formula The number of organic compounds is unbelievably large but majority of them have been classified into several series of similar structure or constitutions and chemical properties.  Thus the hydrocarbons methane, ethane propane etc. form a series and is collectively known as paraffin sir alkane.  The alkane may be given the general formula CnH2n+2   The molecular formula of each member of the series  differs from that of another which precedes or follow it by one atom of carbon and two atoms of hydrogen ie. By CH2     Paraffins CnH2n+2   Methane  CH4 Ethane  C2H6 Propane  C3H8 Butane   C4H10 Pentane    C5H12 Hexane    C6H14   Alcohols CnH2n+2.OH   Methyl alcohol   CH3OH Ethyl alcohol      C2H5OH Propyl alcohol    C3H7OH Butyl alcohol      C4H9 OH   FUNCTIONAL GROUP A group of atoms responsible for the characteristic reactions of a particular compound   If you have enjoyed reading this post "Homologous Series of Organic Chemistry".  I would be very...
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