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What is a homologous series of carbon compounds? Give an example and list its three characteristics.

 

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Homologous series is a group of compounds having the same functional groups and similar chemical properties.

All properties of homologous series are:

  • They have the same general formula.
  • Two successive members of a homologous series differ by a CH 2 group and a molecular mass of 14 amu.
  • They have similar chemical properties but differ in physical properties.
  • If a functional group is present, then all the members of the homologous series will have the same functional group.

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What is a homologous series of carbon compounds? Give an example and list its three characteristics. Answer Homologous series is a group of compounds having the same functional groups and similar chemical properties. All properties of homologous series are: They have the same general formula. Two successive members of a homologous series differ by a CH2 group and a molecular mass of 14 amu. They have similar chemical properties but differ in physical properties. If a functional group is present, then all the members of the homologous series will have the same functional group.

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