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What is the general formula of an Alkane?
CnH2n+2
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What is the general formula of an Alkene?
CnH2n
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What is the general formula of an Alcohol?
CnH2n+1OH
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What is the definition of Homologous Series?
A series of organic compounds with the same functional group but with each successive members differing by CH2.
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What is the definition of Aliphatic?
A compound containing hydrogen and carbon in a straight or branched chain.
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What is the definition of Alicyclic?
A compound containing hydrogen and carbon in a ring structure.
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What is the definition of Aromatic?
A compound containing hydrogen and carbon in a benzene ring.
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What is the definition of Structural Isomers?
A compound with the same molecular formula but different structural formula.
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What is the definition of Homolytic Fission?
Each bonded atom receives an electron from the bonded pair forming 2 radicals.
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What is the definition of Heterolytic Fission?
One bonded atom receives both electrons from the bonded pair forming a cation (+) and an anion (-).
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What is the definition of Radical?
A species with an unpaired electron.
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What is an Electrophile?
An atom that accepts a pair of electrons. (+)
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What is a Nucleophile?
An atom that donates a pair of electrons. (-)
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