IGCSE Combined Science - Organic Chemistry (1)

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  • Hydrocarbons are compounds that only contain hydrogen and carbon while the other organic compounds may contain oxygen, chlorine and nitrogen.
  • Some organic compounds that have similarities in terms of their chemical properties functional groups will be in the same homologus series
  • A functional group is an atom or a group of atoms that gives a molecule its characteristics properties.
  • Here are some general types of homologus series that will be included on the syllabus: Alkanes, Alkenes and Alkynes.
  • Alkanes have single…


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