Hydrocarbons Key Words and Points

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1. What is an isomer

  • The same molecular formula but different structures
  • A type of alkane which is unsaturated
  • The same structure but a different molecular formula
  • Different physical properties but the same molecular formula
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2. What is the general formula for alkanes ?

  • CnH2n+2
  • CnH2n
  • CnHn+2
  • CnH2n+1

3. What does an alkene do to bromine water?

  • Turns green from orange
  • Decolourise
  • Turns red from orange
  • A white smoke is given off when heat is applied

4. How many bonds can carbon atoms make?

  • 3
  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

5. Define Hydrocarbon

  • A type of crude oil
  • Organic Compounds that contain only hydrogen and carbon
  • A hydrated carbon substance


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