Define the following: (1) Homologous Series (2) Functional Group | web4study

Define the following: (1) Homologous Series (2) Functional Group



(i) Homologous Series:

Homologous Series is a family of similar organic compounds which follow a regular pattern, in which each successive member has a difference of > CH2 group.

e.g. Mlelham, Ethane, Propane

(ii) Functional Group:

The functional group is an atom or group of atoms present in a molecule, which gives the molecule a unique character and properties.

e.g. Hydroxyl group, Methyl alcohol

 


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